A scene from The Rescue showing a diver navigating through an underwater cave. Photo: National Geographic
A scene from The Rescue showing a diver navigating through an underwater cave. Photo: National Geographic

Free Solo filmmakers on why Thai cave rescue movie The Rescue, about divers’ feat that captivated the world in 2018, was so difficult, and special, to create

  • Filmmakers Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin say their hearts were ‘just transported’ by the plight of the young soccer team trapped underground
  • Piecing together a fractured story was particularly demanding, as was a lack of footage to begin with, say the pair who won an Oscar for climbing film Free Solo

A scene from The Rescue showing a diver navigating through an underwater cave. Photo: National Geographic
A scene from The Rescue showing a diver navigating through an underwater cave. Photo: National Geographic
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