Rescue wins award at Military Film Festival

January 24, 2012 – 6:17 pm


(L-R)Jacek Szymanski, Publication and Imagery Coordinator for Navy Public Affairs in Ottawa and Italian General Antonio Bettelli

Giant Screen 3D film, Rescue, took home first prize in the “Current Affairs” category at the 22nd International Military Film Festival “Armed Forces and People” held in Bracciano, Italy in November. Jacek Szymanski, Publication and Imagery Coordinator for Navy Public Affairs in Ottawa, accepted the award for the film. This year’s festival included 50 films from 19 countries.

Rescue plunges audiences into the hard, but inspiring work of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster. Behind the scenes, the film follows a Canadian naval commander, two pilots, and a volunteer rescue technician as they train for action. When an earthquake strikes Haiti, creating one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of the century, the audience is swept along, joining with the massive effort that brings military and civilian responders and hardware from around the world. Rescue is a journey of real-world disaster and emergency response captured (in 3D) with unprecedented scale and impact for the giant screen.

The film is currently playing in IMAX, Giant Screen and other specialty theaters.

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