Producer/Director: Michael King
Documentary: 2011 [USA] English, 94 minutes
Screening: Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, 1PM
Diana Event Oval, LL100 Diana Center
Synopsis: The Rescuers follows Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who in the 1990s lost 100 members of her family in the Rwandan Genocide, as she teams with Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned Holocaust historian. Together they travel across 15 countries and three continents interviewing survivors and descendants of 13 heroic and courageous diplomats who, at tremendous personal cost, saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II. Their quest uncovers the largely unknown stories of these WWII heroes and helps Stephanie understand what needs to be done to stop the ongoing genocide in Darfur and elsewhere.