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by Luke Lorentzen

When the State no longer fulfils its duty, someone has to cover its shift. In Mexico City, where there are only nine official ambulances, the cheerful Ochoa family roams the city's streets every night, listening to police radio signals to pick up the injured in their makeshift van. Whiz kid Luke Lorentzen captures all the ambiguities of a system where morality flirts with cynicism, in the glow of the flashing lights. The film has won nearly 40 awards worldwide. 

  • Section: Competition - Creative documentary
  • Original language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English & French

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Director(s)

Luke Lorentzen

Producers

  • Luke Lorentzen
  • Kellen Quinn

Distributor

  • Outside The Box

Duration

81'

Year

2019

Production country

Mexico & United States

Friday 6 March

21h15

Grütli - Salle Simon

Q&A with the filmmaker Luke Lorentzen via video

Saturday 14 March

16h15

Grütli - Salle Simon


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