THE RESCUERS is a unique film with a powerful message. In the 20th century, over 100 million people died from genocide.
The film traces the compelling journey of Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who lost 100 members of her family in her country’s genocide in 1994. Traveling across 15 countries and three continents, Nyombayire and Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned British historian, interview survivors and descendants of 12 non-Jewish diplomats who willingly sacrificed their careers, families, and livelihoods to go against their countries’ polices to save tens of thousands of Jews from the unspeakable horrors that awaited them in the Nazi death camps. During the journey, Nyombayire discovers potential solutions for the ongoing genocide in Darfur and elsewhere. What emerges is the “power of goodness” - a testament to the ways in which the inherent good in the human spirit can trump institutional evil.
Followed by Q&A with emmy award-winning director Michael King, producer Joyce D. Mandell & film subject Stephanie Nyombayire, an anti-genocide activist who lost 100 members of her family in the Rwandan genocide, who will make her first public appearance with the film. Panel moderated by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Rick Trank.
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