A teenage emergency responder wrestles with whether to leave El Salvador or stay and work amidst rampant gang violence and threats to her friends and family.

The Film

Violence has overrun El Salvador. The emergency medical unit Los Comandos de Salvamento is standing up to the gangs’ reign of terror. Sixteen-year-old Mimi is a dedicated Comando caught in the cross hairs. When her fellow Comando, 14-year-old Erick, is gunned down while serving, she faces pressure to flee El Salvador and head north.


Directors: Joshua Bennett & Juliana Schatz-Preston
Producers: Joshua Bennett, Jeff Dupre, Maro Chermayeff, Juliana Schatz-Preston, Jessica Chermayeff
Editor: David Hoon
Director of Photography: Thorsten Thielow
Sound Mixer: Richard Fleming
Field Producer: Nicole Salazar
Producer, El Salvador: Alex Renderos

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