Paramédico is a film about ambulance workers in four very different parts of the world, unmasking the ‘heroes’ to show us the real people working in the realm of crisis. This rare and candid look at the secret lives of paramedics features some of the characters in Paramedico – the book, including Mohammed Azam in Pakistan, Mitzi Rodriguez in Mexico, Manuela Sylvestri in Venice and Tippy Lee in Hawaii.
‘Raw, invigorating and joyous.’
‘Pulsates with adrenalin and indisputable authenticity.’
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
‘A startling exercise in contrasts.’
In the tribal areas of Pakistan lies a town where the local industry is the handcrafting of firearms. It has been this way for more than a hundred years. Eleven-year-old Niaz Afridi works with his father Sher Alam, learning how to make and test weapons. Sher Alam expects his only son to follow the tradition, but Niaz has different ideas.
‘Son of a Lion packs emotional punch.’
Richard Kuipers, Variety
‘Gilmour’s empathy with his collaborators makes you feel at home.’
Sandra Hall, SMH
‘Narratively strong, character rich.’
‘An extraordinary film.’