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 ...
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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.Written by
Palm Springs Internation Film Festival
The Rescuers is a sophisticated documentary. It reveals the true picture of what happened in the genocide in Rwanda and in the Holocaust during WWII. Instead of telling the cruel side of the history, it tells stories about how diplomats of different countries and different races saved large numbers of Jews; how they risk their lives to save people that they had never met before.
It has a remarkable depth. Sir Martin and Nyombayire interviewed survivors and descendants of the diplomats, making the documentary trustworthy and persuasive. Moreover, by knowing the motives behind their heroic sacrifice, we can consider what kind of person we want to be and what we can do to help people around us.
Unfairness and racial discrimination do not just exist in history, but also the present civilized world and society that we are living in. This movie hopes that the people with power, the present diplomats as well as each and everyone of us, can try using our power in a positive and contributive way, to save lives that suffer inequality and disparity, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
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