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“A pulse-thumping, nerve-inducing, non-fiction standout.” — Associated Press


Join Asia Society at the Movies for a special virtual screening of The Rescue, a new documentary about the gripping true event that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand.


From Academy Award-winning Free Solo filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, The Rescue chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story of the Thai cave rescue mission. The fast-paced documentary keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with never-before-seen material and exclusive interviews that piece together the high stakes mission, highlighting the efforts of the Royal Thai Navy SEALs and U.S. Special Forces and detailing the expert cave divers’ audacious venture to dive the boys to safety. The Rescue brings alive one of the most perilous and extraordinary rescues in modern times, shining a light on the high-risk world of cave diving, the astounding courage and compassion of the rescuers, and the shared humanity of the international community that united to save the boys.


Following the weekend-long film screening, join a Q&A on Monday, January 31 at 5:00 PM. Los Angeles time /8:00 PM New York time. Following the screening, join directors and producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin for a conversation on the incredible mission and how they brought this miraculous story to the screen. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning producer Janet Yang serves as the moderator. Register for the conversation here.


Screening event courtesy National Geographic Documentary Films.


This program is presented by Asia Society Museum,and Asia Society Southern California as part of a series titled Asia Society at the Movies.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    107 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Director
    E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
  • Screenwriter
    Wes Tooke
  • Producer
    Dana Brunetti, Bob Eisenhardt, John Battsek, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, P.J. van Sandwijk, Matt Delpiano
  • Executive Producer
    Michael De Luca, Kevin Macdonald, Andrew Ruhemann, Michael Lesslie, Marie Savare, Carolyn Bernstein, Anna Barnes, Thanet Natisri, Santipong Changpauk
  • Co-Producer
    Chloe Mamelok
  • Cast
    Jim Warny, Thanet Natisri, John Volanthen
  • Editor
    Bob Eisenhardt