No Ordinary Rescue

With access to heart-stopping and never-before-seen footage captured during real-life disasters and emergencies, ‘No Ordinary Rescue’ tells the stories of civilians who come to the aid of others, even if it means putting their own lives on the line.

In China, as devastating floods hit, it’s a race against time for volunteers with Blue Sky Rescue to save stranded residents. In Metro Manila, citizens don fire-fighting suits and brave the blaze as they put out massive fires from engulfing homes.

In Vietnam, vigilantes known as ‘Street Knights’ chase after armed criminals on their motorbikes, oftentimes ending up bloodied in the ensuing scuffle. And as night falls in Hong Kong, a group of volunteers hike through treacherous mountain terrain in the hopes of finding a missing person.

Unpaid, and at times underappreciated, what lies behind the motivation of these citizens?

Awards and Accolades: 

New York Festivals TV and Films Awards 2024 -

Documentary - Social Issues (Silver)

Episodes: 3 x 60 mins

Languages: English

Production year: 2024