CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

The Rescuers

Year: 2011
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 94 minutes

The Rescuers
The Rescuers
The Rescuers
The Rescuers

Poignant stories of dramatic rescue and self-sacrifice make THE RESCUERS a compelling film about genocide and those who have resisted its consuming wave of violence. By examining the brave actions of defiant international diplomats who saved thousands of Jews from the death camps in World War II, Stephanie Nyombayire—a young Rwandan peace activist—hopes to prevent future genocides and shed light on her homeland's recent atrocities. She embarks on a journey with acclaimed Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert, recording the remarkable stories of those who experienced the miracle of rescue. The stories they uncover are a testament to the efforts of so many unsung heroes who risked their lives, breaking laws and defying the commands of their superiors, towards the most crucial cause of all; the preservation of human life. As fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors remain to tell their stories, Michael King's emotional documentary provides a crucial new perspective on the resistance to genocide that should be a valuable resource for generations to come. – S.H.

CIFF36 Screenings

Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Sidebars
Standing Up Competition
Jewish and Israeli Visions
Pan-African Images
Focus On Filmmakers

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Director
Michael King

Michael King is an Emmy award winning American producer, writer, and director. A graduate of Connecticut College, he recently received the 2010 Harriet Buescher Lawrence '34 Prize for his lifework in film and television. In 2009, he was awarded Switzerland's Carl Lutz Medal of Freedom.

Filmography
"Making A Living" (1995), "Vanity Kills" (1997), "Bangin'" (1999), "Rapping with Shakespeare" (2008), "Crenshaw Nights" (2008), THE RESCUERS (2011)

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Film Contact

Community Partner

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

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