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With nine million residents and only 45 government-provided ambulances, Mexico City's population must rely on a cutthroat industry of private, for-profit paramedics. This immersive documentary transports you into the Ochoa Family Ambulance β€” and into the heart of the frenzied action, as the unlicensed EMTs barrel through the streets, chasing their next patient. As the camera catches intimate family moments between father and sons, it also captures the crucial and painful decisions faced when they have to balance their own survival with that of their patients. Winner, Special Jury Award for Cinematography, 2019 Sundance Film Festival; Winner, Grand Jury Award, 2019 Sheffield Doc Fest; Special Mention, 2019 CPH:DOX; Winner, Best Documentary Feature, 2019 Guadalajara International Film Festival; Winner, Best Documentary, 2019 Hong Kong International Film Festival; Official Selection, 2019 Sarasota, Montclair, Jerusalem, Hot Docs, Full Frame and AFI DOCS film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Luke Lorentzen; PROD Kellen Quinn, Daniela Alatorre, Elena Fortes. Mexico/U.S., 2019, color, 81 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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