"The Rescuers" Featured in The Jewish Daily Forward
October 26th, 2011 - The Jewish Daily Forward recently featured the upcoming documentary The Rescuers, from award-winning director Michael King. Ed Rampell of the Forward writes:
"The alternately heartwarming and heart wrenching documentary “The Rescuers,” about heroic non-Jews who saved Jews during the Holocaust, focuses on the role diplomats did — and can — play in saving victims of genocide. “The Rescuers” differs from its predecessors in its comprehensive look at how a few civil servants thwarted genocide and became righteous saviors of the innocent.
"As “The Rescuers” looks at what caused an intrepid handful to save many from the Third Reich’s clutches, it plumbs the mystery of human goodness. Why did most diplomats who had the power to help turn a blind eye, while a selfless few acted against their personal interests to be saviors? Nyombayire said during an October 18 post-screening Q&A in Los Angeles: “From Tunisia to Occupy Wall Street, it takes one person to make a difference. How do you put individual interests in line with common interests?”
Read the complete article and learn more about The Rescuers here!