Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2009
Choices Inc., a specialty distributor of documentaries and educational media, expressed its concern over the impending sale of the SS United States, featured in the new documentary "SS United States: Lady in Waiting". The famous ship's owner, a holding company controlled by Hong Kong-based Star Cruises, is preparing to list the historic liner for sale.
Choices, in association with Big Ship Films, recently released a DVD of the documentary detailing the significant role the ship played in U.S History. Since its release, the film has received a tremendous response from people around the country who either worked on the ship, travelled on it, or had relatives and friends who experienced the ship first hand.
"We have received many personal stories from people who remember the ship during its time of service, "said Erik Gudris, Marketing Director at Choices. "We hope that the DVD and subsequent airings of the film will remind people of the important place the ship has in our nation's history and that a resolution to preserve the ship can be reached quickly."
The SS United States Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the SS United States, recently launched a "Save Our Ship" campaign to raise media awareness of the impending sale and encourage the public to contact media outlets and local government officials in order to find a solution.
"We must save this national treasure," said Susan Gibbs, SS United States Conservancy President and grand-daughter of the ship's designer, William Francis Gibbs. "Converting the SS UNITED STATES into a hotel, museum and meeting space in a major port city could give new life to a great symbol of American strength and resilience while creating jobs and generating tax revenues. We are proud to partner with Choices in getting the word out about the history and future potential of this national icon."
For more information on the "Save our Ship" campaign, people can visit the special website and blog set up by the conservancy at http://www.ssunitedstatesconservancy.org/ or by calling (888)-488-7787.
"SS United States: Lady in Waiting" DVD is available for SRP $19.95 and can be purchased at http://www.choicesvideo.net or by calling (888)-570-5400.
For further information on this title or to request a screener, please contact Stevin Espinoza at
sespinoza (at) dslextreme.com or at (310) 839-1500.
Choices, Inc. is a specialty distributor of quality documentaries, educational programming, and independent feature films targeted to schools, colleges, libraries and well informed consumers. Our award-winning documentaries are produced by filmmakers from around the world and priced to be affordable for everyone. More information is available online at http://www.choicesvideo.net.
About the SS United States Conservancy: The SS United States Conservancy is a national organization dedicated to preserving the historic ocean liner, the S.S. UNITED STATES, America's national flagship. The SS United States Conservancy has compiled a long track record of accomplishment, including co-sponsoring an hour-long documentary film, "SS United States: Lady in Waiting," that has aired on public television nationwide. The Conservancy has produced exhibits and delivered educational seminars at a number of prominent maritime museums as well as developed the world's largest audio-visual archive about the S.S. UNITED STATES.. Since 2004, the Conservancy has been operating under the auspices of the SS United States Preservation Society, founded in 1992. The SS United States Preservation Society played a lead role in placing the S.S. UNITED STATES on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 and supported Congressional legislation to preserve the S.S. UNITED STATES in 1992. The Conservancy recently relocated its national headquarters to Washington DC to expand its national outreach and advocacy efforts. For more information on the organization, visit http://www.ssunitedstatesconservancy.org or call (888)-488-7787.