This exceptional documentary scored 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and is a New York Times Critic’s Pick. The film focuses on the Ochoa family, who runs a private ambulance service, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help in Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods. As the Ochoas try to make a living in this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.
“Periodically while watching Midnight Family you feel as if you can’t look at the screen for another second. But you can’t look away either.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“Portraits of institutional dysfunction don’t come much more urgent, and quietly bleak, than this…” — Nick Schager, Variety
“What’s indelible in this visceral chronicle is that more than profiting from human suffering, the Ochoas fill the gaps of economic inequality while doing good without reservation.” — Carlos Aguilar, LA Times
Fer Ochoa, Josue Ochoa, Juan Ochoa