Filmmaker, author and paramedic Benjamin Gilmour takes us on an exhilarating ride with unique access to ambulance teams from Lahore, Honolulu, Mexico City and Venice. The green uniforms and red helmets of the military-style Pakistani medics contrast with the more laid-back approach of the Mexican crew. The Hawaiian beachside rescue team similarly seems a long way from the narrow canals of Venice and its water ambulances. However they all have much in common, in their skilful aid, their matter-of-fact approach - and their need to unwind at day's end. This film approaches the subject with a naturalistic style, offset by an unexpected soundtrack.
- Benjamin Gilmour
- Alison McSkimming-Croft
- BENJAMIN GILMOUR FILMS
Benjamin Gilmour is an author and filmmaker, director of the films JIRGA (2018), PARAMEDICO (2012) and SON OF A LION (2008), author of the books ‘Paramedico – Around the World by Ambulance’ (HarperCollins), a tie-in with his recent film of the same name, and ‘Warrior Poets’ (Pier 9) about the making of his first feature film in Pakistan. His latest book 'Cameras & Kalashnikovs' (Ahoy) is a behind-the-scenes account of his time making JIRGA in Afghanistan.
He is based in northern New South Wales, Australia.