The Rescue List - Independent Critic Review

The Rescue List - Independent Critic Review

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.
— The Independent Critic

The Rescue List - Hollywood Reporter Review

The Rescue List - Hollywood Reporter Review

A film of compassion and insight
— Hollywood Reporter

This doc executive-produced by Steve James exposes children sold into slavery on Lake Volta in Ghana.

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 DreamsLife 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. 

Read on… https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/rescue-list-review-1104733

The Rescue List - IndieWire Review

The Rescue List - IndieWire Review

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.
— IndieWire

Read on… https://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/the-rescue-list-review-documentary-1201952025/

The Rescue List - Variety Review

The Rescue List - Variety Review

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.
— Variety