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Midnight Family

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  • Tickets: €10.50/€9
  • Date: Sat, 9th Nov 2019
  • Time: 15:45 - 17:06
  • Duration: 81 mins
  • Venue: Triskel Christchurch
  • Director: Luke Lorentzen
  • Country: Mexico, USA
  • Language(s): Subtitled
  • Year: 2019

In Mexico City, there are fewer than 45 public ambulances serving a population of nine million. The Ochoa family are not the only ones to sense this is an opportunity as they spend their nights operating a privately owned ambulance, listening for emergency calls and getting the injured to hospitals in hope of being paid for their efforts. As they race through neon-lit streets against competing emergency squads, or deal with corrupt cops, it is possible to mistake Midnight Family for an action thriller, yet Luke Lorentzen’s award-winning depiction of health care in extremis is powerfully focussed on urgent social issues that are very real. MH

Second Chance: Mon, 11th Nov 2019

Winner, US Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography, Sundance Film Festival
2019 Winner, Grand Jury Award, Sheffield Doc/Fest, 2019


Triskel Christchurch
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street
Cork City, Cork T12 WYY0 Ireland
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