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POV Announces 2019 season including USA broadcast of Collective Hunch's The rescue list
March 13, 2019
"From city streets to the halls of Congress, women are reasserting their voice and power in 2019. As history unfolds, women are also documenting it. Celebrating these powerful stories in the 32nd season of American television’s longest running documentary showcase on PBS and bucking the industry’s stubborn gender gap, nine out of POV’s 16 feature films this season are helmed by women directors."
We are proud to announce that The Rescue List is one of these distinguished women-directed films in POV's season 32!
Winner - Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award Documentary Feature
October 21, 2018
The Heartland International Film Festival announced the filmmaker award winners for the film festival’s 27th edition and The Rescue List wins the Impact Award!
Winner Best Documentary - BendFilm
October 16, 2018
We are honored to share that our film, The Rescue List, won Best Documentary Feature at BendFilm Festival in Oregon last weekend.
INDEPENDENT CRITIC REVIEW
October 12, 2018
"The Rescue List is one of those documentaries that sneaks up on you with its power and impact. It seems calm, almost normal, yet we become so involved in these young lives that if you’re like me you’ll find yourself thinking about the film long after the closing credits have rolled"
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW
April 23, 2018
"Documentaries exposing social injustice around the world are nothing new, but The Rescue List, which had its world premiere at the San Francisco Film Festival, takes us to a part of the world we rarely see. Set in Ghana, it centers on the battle to rescue children who have been sold into slavery by their parents. Award-winning filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) served as executive producer, and the co-directors, Alyssa Fedele and Zachary Fink, also have impressive credits in the field. Their background enabled them to deliver a film of compassion and insight."
April 13, 2018
"The first proper scene of Alyssa Fedele and Zachary Fink’s “The Rescue List” ends with a harrowing slow-speed chase, an adult man sloshing through the river to catch a crying boy and drag him back to the boat. It’s only later that we can fully appreciate how he saved the boy’s life."
April 10, 2018
"For decades most Westerners thought child labor was a thing of the past, one of those bad-old-days relics left behind with the Victorian era. But economic globalization has brought new attention to myriad surviving networks of exploitation and trafficking, many dependent on the underaged. American documentary duo Alyssa Fedele and Zachary Fink’s “The Rescue List” sheds light on one internationally little-known but persistent case in point: Children used as slaves in the fishing industry of Ghana’s Lake Volta."
Film Threat REVIEW
April 8, 2018
"The access that Fedele and Fink have to the center, the kids, slave masters, and families is remarkable. The power of this film is that it’s all real."