Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2008
Choices is pleased to announce it will donate a portion of sales from its latest release "Prayer of Peace: Relief and Resistance in Burma's War Zones" to World Vision http://www.worldvision.org , a charity leading relief efforts in those parts of Burma affected by the recent cyclone Nargis.
"We are pleased to be able to assist in the relief efforts and hope the DVD will bring new awareness to the current situation in Burma" said Gina Draklich, Sr. VP at Choices. "We continually strive to release films that expand our knowledge and improve our understanding of our world."
Prayer of Peace explores the plight of the Karen people and their fight against the brutal campaign by the Burmese Army to drive them from their homeland.
An Official Selection of the Amnesty International Film Festival, Prayer of Peace documents the relief efforts of the Free Burma Rangers, a multi-ethnic humanitarian service movement that aids the Karen people by providing emergency assistance and human rights documentation.
In the film, American director Matt Blauer illegally crosses the border from Thailand several times to help local relief workers bring medicine and material aid to those displaced. In his journeys, he meets a nurse devoted to assisting escapees following the death of her parents and a pastor/cameraman who documents human rights abuses. With candid interviews and stunning footage of recent events, the film brings a fresh awareness to an often ignored but important issue in this troubled nation.
When asked what he hopes audiences will gain from watching the film, Blauer said, "In Prayer of Peace, I hope people see the dignity of an ethnic people who have been suffering through decades of civil war in Burma. A people who despite oppression continue to persevere, help each other and hope in the future; lessons for us all."
Prayer of Peace is available for $24.95 and can be ordered by calling 1-888-570-5400 or visiting http://www.choicesvideo.net
For further information on this title or to request a screener, please contact Erik Gudris at egudris @ dslextreme.com or at (310) 839-1500x16.
Choices, Inc. is a specialty distributor of quality documentaries, educational programming, and feature films. The company believes that documentaries are highly effective teaching tools, and provides both lesson plans and guidebooks as a resource for educators. More information is available online at http://www.choicesvideo.net.