Rescue Dawn

Werner Herzog’s new film Rescue Dawn has garnered much praise and usual snarkiness from professional film reviewers.

In my post at Democracy-Project last week, I focused on the traits of determination and resilience that surviving POW’s had. POW’s Paul Galanti and Mike Benge offered insights.

Although I commented on the POW’s abandoned in Laos, and provided some links, Galanti, Benge and I are moved by the critique of the film, and facts, offered by a family member of one of those who didn’t survive.


POW’s in Southeast Asia, or by Hamas or Hezbollah, suffer. Their bravery, determination and resilience may never be known or properly acknowledged. They can never be abandoned, in life or fact.

Bruce Kesler

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