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The Rescue

Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin Produced by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, P.J. van Sandwijk, John Battsek, and Bob Eisenhardt

Distributor/Streamer National Geographic Documentary Films

THE RESCUE chronicles the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped deep inside a flooded cave. Academy Award®-winning directors and producers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin reveal the perilous world of cave diving, the bravery of the rescuers, and the dedication of an entire community that made great sacrifices to save these young boys. An outing to explore a nearby system of caves after soccer practice transformed into a two-week saga of survival and a story that would capture the world’s attention. With exclusive access and never-before-seen footage from the rescue, the film tells the story of the imagination, determination and unprecedented teamwork displayed during this heroic edge-of-your-seat mission with life-or-death stakes.