Tuesday, January 23, 2007

In the Tall Grass - Screening at UCLA in February

Choices is pleased to announce that "In the Tall Grass" will have a public screening at UCLA on Wednesday, February 7th at 7pm.

In the Tall Grass picks up where Hotel Rwanda left off, focusing on the Hutu and Tutsi as they struggle through Rwanda’s unique reconciliation process Gacaca, a network of grassroots community courts. With unprecedented access, this powerful documentary follows a survivor through this historic process as she confronts the man she says murdered her husband and children, giving audiences a stark and terrifying look at how the genocide of 1994 continues to shape the lives of Rwandans today. She receives some justice, and her village finally faces their pain, but she is only one story in hundreds of thousands.

The film's director, J Coll Metcalfe, will take part in a Q&A session after the screening. Admission is free and open to the public.

The screening will take place at UCLA, 190 Royce Hall. Parking is available in Lot 5.

This screening is sponsored by the UCLA African Studies Center and Choices.

To learn more about the film, click here.
Read an article on the film here.

Daughters of Afghanistan - Screenings

Our popular title "Daughters of Afghanistan" will have several screenings next month.

Daughters of Afghanistan will be playing at the Latches Theater on March 17th at 4pm and again at the Hooker Dunham Theater on March 18th at 1pm. This is part of the Women's Film Festival being held in Brattleboro, VT.

For more information visit the festival website here.

Daughters of Afghanistan will also being playing as part of the University of Delaware's International Film Festival in March. More details on the screening will appear soon.

The Miseducation of Pakistan

Choices proudly announces our new release "The Miseducation of Pakistan" which will be released on DVD on January 30th.

A nation’s future hangs in the balance when it cannot educate its youth. Using a journalistic approach, The Miseducation of Pakistan explores the country’s appalling public education system. Schools with no teachers, schools overflowing with garbage, schools under the open sky, without drinking water or electricity; this is what most students of public schools in Pakistan can look forward to. Little wonder that a vast majority of primary school graduates can’t even be considered literate by international standards. All the while, a corrupt hierarchy of officials and school staff line their pockets with funds meant for educating the nation’s children and powerful feudals deny the children of their peasants the right to even a basic education, while sending their own offspring to the best schools in the country and abroad. And no one is held accountable. Using In-depth interviews and shocking footage, the filmmakers reveal a country where quality education is reserved only for a chosen few, while millions of children are denied the chance of a future.

The DVD will be priced at $59.95 and will include a guidebook and photo gallery.

Click here to watch a clip from the film.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Take Our Survey - Win a Free DVD!

Happy New Year to All!

This hopes to be an exciting year for all of us at Choices. To celebrate we are offering a FREE Choices DVD to everyone who takes part in a brief survey.

The survey starts now and runs until February 2nd. One winner will be chosen from all who complete the survey.

No Purchase Necessary. Void Where Prohibited. Prize value not to exceed $100.

Click here to take the survey.