The Rescuers

The Rescuers captures gripping tales of courage during the Nazi Holocaust. These are the extraordinary and untold stories of how a few diplomats defied orders and took it upon themselves to rescue thousands of Jewish men, women and children from the Nazi death camps.


Michael W. King

Michael W. King has been making films for more than two decades, winning an Emmy for a PBS documentary on youth violence in 1999. He produced and directed features and documentaries before becoming a professor of film and screenwriting. King served as a member of the board of the International Documentary Association and is an active member of the Directors Guild of America.


The power of a single individual to change the fate of thousands is the narrative shared between Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece Schindler’s List and the gripping feature documentary The Rescuers. While Spielberg’s film illuminated the little-known story of a German businessman who saved hundreds of Jews from the death camps in World War II, The Rescuers reveals the astonishing efforts of 13 diplomats who defied the Nazis, and at times their own governments, to save tens of thousands of Jews from a similar fate.

“This uplifting film is a welcome addition to the canon of Holocaust-themed documentaries.”
—The Hollywood Reporter