Midnight Family


Juan Ochoa’s family runs an unlicensed EMT business in Mexico City. Working in some of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, they use a black market police radio to locate emergency calls and charge patients for transport to a hospital. When the status quo of the Ochoas’ business is jeopardized by increased police enforcement of EMT regulations, the family tries to obtain documents that would legitimize their ambulance. As we come to care for Juan and his family, we also begin to fear that their desperation for money and long-term participation in an inherently corrupt system is a barrier much too large to overcome by legal means alone.


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