Documentary Feature | 97 minutes

HIFF 2022

 World Cinema Documentary

Directed by
Rory Kennedy

Produced by
Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Dallas Brennan Rexer, Mark Bailey, Rory Kennedy

Executive Producer
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Jennifer Davisson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Phillip Watson

Written by
Mark Bailey, Dallas Brennan Rexer

World Premiere

2022 | English | USA

In her tense and gripping new documentary, Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Rory Kennedy (LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM) tracks the minute-by-minute unfolding of the tragic volcanic eruption off the coast of New Zealand in 2019, when a routine sightseeing day-trip to a remote volcanic island left 47 tourists and guides trapped in the epicenter of a boiling pyroclastic surge of toxic dust and ash. Offering more than a startling and brutal portrait of mother nature’s profound indifference, THE VOLCANO: RESCUE FROM WHAKAARI serves as testimony to humans’ innate generosity by celebrating the survivors and the everyday people who courageously came to their rescue. A Netflix release.

Scheduled to attend: Director Rory Kennedy, Producer/Writers Mark Bailey + Dallas Rexer, Editor Jawad Metni