Filming Begins in Stockholm

Yevgeniy Kesarev, Susan Vater and Sydney Schulman activate the non-profit RWCFI with conversations, planning, and concept development.


Summer/Fall 2007: Research and Filming

-Board decides to produce the film

-Board members invest in Pre-production

-Decision is made to begin filming immediately due to Sonja’s age

-Continuing research and filming of professional HD interviews with Sonja for twelve days, including filming at Sonja Sonnenfeld’s 95th birthday party in Stockholm


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Developing the Documentary

Preliminary goal is developed, to produce a documentary film that will capture the stories of Sonja Sonnenfeld and Raoul Wallenberg and inspire new generations to learn about:



-Raoul Wallenberg’s heroism
-Mrs. Sonnenfeld’s extraordinary attempts to rescue Wallenberg
-The devastating effects of xenophobia, religious conflicts and bullying


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Rescuing Raoul Wallenberg

Why are we making a documentary about the life and mysterious disappearance of Raul Wallenberg? Why now?


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RWCFI Launching

Yevgeniy Kesarev, Susan Vater and Sydney Schulman activate the non-profit RWCFI with conversations, planning, and concept development.


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