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SYNOPSIS: Freed from a childhood enslaved to fishermen in Ghana, a courageous teenager asks his rescuers to return for his best friend, setting in motion a gripping journey that changes the boys’ lives forever. With an intimate observational approach, The Rescue List tracks three rescued children as their lives transform dramatically over the course of a year.

A riveting and uplifting coming of age story about friendship and belonging, The Rescue List probes what it means to love, persevere, and survive through the most harrowing of circumstance.

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The Rescue List portrays an artful balance of ethnography and visual poetry while it brings to light the overlooked reality of child labor and slavery in Ghana.

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