MINISTÉRIO DA CIDADANIA, GOVERNO DO PARANÁ E COPEL presents

Synopsis

In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As the Ochoas try to make a living in this fraught industry, they struggle to keep their dire finances from compromising the people in their care.

Direction

Luke Lorentzen Luke Lorentzen is a graduate of Stanford University's department of Art and Art History. His first film, ‘Santa Cruz del Islote’ (2014) won awards at over ten international film festivals including the San Francisco International, Full Frame Documentary, Camden International, and Chicago International. His undergraduate thesis, ‘New York Cuts' (2015) had its world premiere at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and its US premiere at the Camden International Film Festival. ‘Midnight Family’ (2019) won a Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, played as part of New Directors/New Films, and will be released theatrically in the fall of 2019. Luke is also a director and producer on the Netflix documentary series, ‘Last Chance U’ (Season 4). Originally from Connecticut, Luke currently lives on the road, most recently working on projects in Kansas, Mexico City and Italy.

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