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The Rescue

USA | 2021 | 114 min. | E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

October 2, 2021

DocFest

From Free Solo directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin comes the against-all-odds story of the dramatic 2018 rescue of a boys soccer team trapped deep inside a flooded cave in Thailand. With exclusive access and never-before-seen footage from the rescue, the film tells the story of the cave divers who challenged the limits of human potential and became the unlikely heroes of an edge-of-your-seat mission with life-or-death stakes.

Showtimes

Saturday, October 2, 2021

8:30 PM

VIRTUAL ACCESS

This film will be available virtually October 4–7 on the SIFF Channel.

*Restricted to audiences in WA State.

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On a cool June afternoon in the hilly region of northern Thailand, the Wild Boars youth soccer team was finishing practice early so that they could attend a teammate's birthday party. Before heading to the party, the 12 boys and their assistant coach decided to explore a nearby system of caves—an outing that transformed into a two-week saga of survival and a story that would capture the attention of the world. From Free Solo directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin comes the against-all-odds story of the dramatic 2018 rescue of a boys soccer team trapped deep inside a flooded cave in Thailand. With exclusive access and never-before-seen footage from the rescue, the film tells the story of the cave divers who challenged the limits of human potential and became the unlikely heroes of an edge-of-your-seat mission with life-or-death stakes.

  • Director: E. Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
  • Country: USA, Thailand
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 114 min.
  • Producer: John Battsek, E. Chai Vasrahelyi, Jimmy Chin
  • Cinematographers: David Katzelson, Picha Srisansanee, Ian Seabrook
  • Editors: Bob Eisenhardt
  • Music: Daniel Pemberton
  • Filmography: Free Solo (2017), Meru (2015)
  • Language: Thai, English
  • US Distributor: NatGeo Films