The Rescue List

2017

The Rescue List

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The Rescue List is an immersive documentary that intimately follows the lives of two rescued children living in a rehabilitation shelter in Ghana, as social workers help them recover from a childhood enslaved to fishermen. But their story takes an unexpected turn when their rescuer embarks on another rescue mission and asks the children for help. The Rescue List charts the unfolding drama of these rescue operations alongside a moving portrait of the boys' recoveries as they prepare to return to their families. By doing so, the film tells a moving story of friendship and courage - a story that transcends the trope of victimhood and illustrates what it means to love and to survive.

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

  • Stirring tale of children rescued from modern-day slavery.

    Apr 24, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Saving defenseless kids from the cruelty of Lake Volta must be some of the most challenging work imaginable, but The Rescue List ultimately resonates because of how little it can take to show them their own strength.

    Apr 12, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Focusing on a rescue-and-rehabilitation organization and several youths it plucks from servitude, this is an involving indictment with enough individual human-interest elements to avoid being too much of a grim screed.

    Apr 10, 2018 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • The Rescue List isn't an exposé on the subject in the strictest terms, but by sticking close to those who've lived through such nightmares, Fedele and Fink tell the viewer all they need to know about the dangers involved.

    Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

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