PURCHASE TICKETS

    Saturday, December 3, 6:15 pm


Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater
Washington DCJCC

 


THE RESCUERS
USA, 2011, documentary
94 minutes
English
Director: Michael King 

  
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Best of the Fest, 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival   
In the 20th Century, over 100 million people died in genocides. This alternately heart-wrenching and heart-warming film traces the emotional journey of Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who lost 100 members of her family in her country’s 1994 genocide. Traveling across 15 countries and three continents, Nyombayire and renowned British historian Sir Martin Gilbert interview survivors and descendants of 13 courageous non-Jewish diplomats who sacrificed their careers, families and livelihoods to go against their countries’ policies, saving thousands of Jews from Nazi death camps. Nyombayire and Gilbert explore the past in a quest to understand what can and should be done to stop genocides now and in the future. What emerges is a portrait of the power of good and a testament to individuals who proved that each person’s actions can trump institutional evil.

POST-FILM DISCUSSION WITH Stephanie Nyombayire, Anti-Genocide Activist


CO-SPONSORED BY Generation After, Child Survivors of the Holocaust and Baltimore-Washington Child Survivors of the Holocaust