The Rescuers is heartfelt documentary examining “the goodness” of people who brave all to fight atrocities. Screening at the 2011 Seattle International Film Fest, the film made it’s debut at the Palm Beach International Film Festival.
The award-winning director is Michael King. His credits include the PBS documentary Bangin’ and Rapping With Shakespeare.
The film traces the journey of Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who teams up with Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned Holocaust historian, to travel across 15 countries and three continents interviewing survivors and descendants of the diplomats who rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the unspeakable horrors of the Nazi death camps. While Nyombayire embarks upon this quest in an effort to uncover potential solutions for the ongoing genocide in Darfur and elsewhere, what emerges from their journey is more a testament to the ways in which the inherent good in the human spirit can trump institutional evil no matter what the circumstance.
Below is the trailer along with a brief interview with Michael King, the director. For ticket and schedule info, go HERE.