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CineLatino: Familia de medianoche (Midnight Family) (virtual screening)

Thu Apr 14, 2022
Directed by Luke Lorentzen (Mexico, 2019) CLAS is pleased to announce the return of our free in-person screenings for the CineLatino series! In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of 9 million. This has spawned an underground industry of for-profit ambulances, often run by people with little or no training or certification. An exception in this ethically fraught and cutthroat industry, the Ochoa family struggles to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. This dangerous job, however, is not a lucrative business. Their passengers often have neither insurance nor enough money to pay for their services, however necessary the medical intervention may be. Midnight Family is a compassionate portrait of a working-class family and a frightening ride through a broken healthcare system that risks the lives of both patients and providers like the Ochoa family. 81 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles. “A deft mix of big-picture doc-making and intimate moments... not to mention a wild—and remarkably eye-opening—ride.” – David Fear, ROLLING STONE. This film will be available for streaming any time from Thursday, April 14, to Thursday, April 21. To access the film during that time, click on “CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LINK”, below, in the “Webcast” section.” Username: SFC@UCBerkeley Password: CLASBerkeley. This film will also be shown in person on Thursday April 21 at 7 pm time at 160 Anthropology and Art Practice building. For more information, see:… The Spanish Film Club series is made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.