Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Holiday Sale - Save 40%!

Choices is pleased to announce we are having a Holiday Sale on all of our titles. Save up to 40% off of all our titles.

To redeem, just use coupon code "HOLIDAY" at the checkout page of our website or when by ordering by phone at 1-888-570-5400.

This offer is good for one time use only and will expire on December 31st,2008.

Happy Holidays!

The Female Face of AIDS: Crisis in Malawi - New From Choices

Choices is pleased to announce the release of our new film: The Female Face of AIDS: Crisis in Malawi.

The Female Face of Aids: Crisis in Malawi shines a light on the stigma and discrimination suffered by women living with HIV/AIDS in Malawi. The film follows the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School during the final weeks of a year-long study on how HIV/AIDS impacts Malawian women who comprise 58 % of those infected there. Eight students and four faculty members traveled to Malawi in 2007 interviewing a broad spectrum of people from the country to understand how these conditions persist.

Learn about the issues these women confront such as economic dependency, physical and sexual abuse, commercial sex work and traditional male dominance as the students seek to find practical solutions for government officials, health workers and regular citizens to improve their lives and insure the nation’s future.

The DVD's special features include a photo gallery and lesson plan/guidebook. The DVD sells for $49.95 and will be available on November 18th.

For more information on this film, please go here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SS United States: Lady in Waiting - New Release

Choices is pleased to announce the release of our latest DVD, "SS United States - Lady in Waiting".

The film was produced by Big Ship Films, a production company formed by award-winning writers and producers Mark Perry and Robert Radler. For complete information about them, please visit their website

Combining never before seen archival footage and compelling interviews with the crew and passengers, SS United States: Lady in Waiting tells the story of what historians consider to be the greatest American ocean liner of all time. Originally designed to be a secret weapon in the cold war disguised as a luxurious passenger liner, the SS United States was completely fire-proof and the largest and fastest passenger vessel ever constructed in her namesake's country.

The brainchild of United States Lines president, John M. Franklin, and the 20th Century's preeminent naval architect, William Francis Gibbs, she was the pride of America during her flawless service career from 1952 to 1969. Take a journey of discovery to learn everything about this fabled vessel from her top secret design and construction to her star-studded glamorous heyday to her gradual decline into obscurity.

Featuring interviews with, Walter Cronkite, LeRoy Neiman, maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr. and other notable former passengers and crew, SS United States: Lady in Waiting serves as a fitting tribute to this great ship as she awaits a triumphant return to her rightful place in American history.

The DVD will retail for $19.95 and will be available on September 30th, 2008. For information, please visit

Thursday, August 14, 2008

National Media Market is Next Month

Just making everyone aware that the National Media Market is taking place next month in beautiful Lexington, KY on September 22-26th.

Distributors, librarians and media specialists will gather to preview new films, discuss current trends and catch up with old and new friends.

Be sure to visit their website for all of the latest info.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Beyond Beijing - Exploring China's Cities

Just in time for the Summer Olympics, Choices releases our new DVD - "Beyond Beijing - Exploring China's Cities"

With Beijing the focus of the 2008 Summer Olympics, one must not forget the other sites hosting events during the games and what they have to offer visitors. In Beyond Beijing: Exploring China's Cities, viewers can sample the many delights these dynamic destinations have to offer.

* Shanghai – Explore this fast-paced city quickly becoming a global capital of fashion and culture.
* Qingdao – Known for its sailing and coastal activities, find out how German immigrants gave the city its best known product.
* Qinhuangdao – Discover this small city’s mythical links to the Great Wall of China.
* Tianjin - Follow the conservation efforts underway to preserve the city’s past as a center of European life in China.
* Shenyang – Journey into the first “Forbidden City” and its architectural marvels.
* Hong Kong – Engage in this global city and its growing mix of Western and Asian lifestyles.

With stunning photography and interviews with the many businesspeople, scholars, and artists who call the country home, Beyond Beijing: Exploring China’s Cities will serve as a valuable guide for all travelers.

The DVD will be priced at $24.95. To learn more about the film and watch a clip, click here.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Dr. Jay Gordon on Larry King Live - Tonight

We've just learned that Dr. Jay Gordon, host of the DVD "Vaccinations: Assessing the Risks and Benefits" is scheduled to be a guest on Larry King Live tonight. The show will discuss Michael Savage's comments disputing autism as a medical condition.

The show is schedule to air tonight at 9p.m. on CNN. Check your local listings.

Learn more about the DVD here.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Amanda Peet Controversy on Cookie Magazine - Vaccinations DVD

Cookie Magazine recently published an interview with actress and new mom Amanda Peet. Peet, who is an advocate for vaccinating children, was quoted as saying “Frankly, I feel that parents who don’t vaccinate their children are parasites.” Read the interview here.

Since the interview came out, a firestorm of controversy eupted prompting Peet to issue a statement clarifying her comments. Read her statement here.

Aside from all this, Dr. Jay was also interviewed for the magazine giving his take on the pros and cons on childhood vaccinations. Read Dr. Jay’s Interview here.

Be sure to check out the Vaccinations DVD with great information on both sides of this subject. Click here to learn more.

Monday, June 30, 2008

New Release - The Other Mexico

Choices is pleased to announce the release of our latest film, The Other Mexico which explores the growing political unrest in that country.

The Other Mexico focuses on that nation's poor and indigenous citizens who have no voice in the political system. Many of them have gravitated to the growing Zapatista movement led by its leader "Subcomandante Marcos". Some feel Marcos is a true folk hero while others view him as an opportunist seeking personal fame. Leading journalists and scholars debate the pros and cons of the movement as it tries to organize the country's disaffected before the 2006 Presidential election.

With gripping footage of police violence and in-depth interviews, The Other Mexico explores the growing political and socioeconomic crisis which will have far reaching effects for both Latin America and beyond.

The DVD will be released on July 1st, 2008 and will be priced at $99.95 (w/PPR rights). To learn more about this film and watch a clip, click here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Haagen Dazs Campaign to Save the Bees

Haagen-Dazs recently started a new public awareness campaign about the recent decline in honeybees called "Help the Honey Bees." In addition to donating money to several university programs that study bees, the campaign has also launched an educational site where you can learn more about their efforts.

Also, National Pollination Week is coming up June 22nd - 28th raise awareness about the importance of pollination for both crops and plants. You can learn more about the many activities planned by visiting

And don't forget our own DVD "City of Bees" which explores the life of a honeybees from a child's point of view. A clip of the film can be seen here.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Choices to Attend Silverdocs 2008

Choices Inc. will be attending Silverdocs in Silver Spring MD this June. The documentary festival and conference is one of the largest in the world focusing on non-fiction work.

Erik Gudris will be the attending representative. If you would like to meet with him regarding your film or company, please contact him at egudris at

To learn more about the festival, please visit

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Celebrate Bloomsday with Sale on "Joyce to the World"

To celebrate Bloomsday (June 16th) and all things Joycean, Choices is having a sale on its popular DVD "Joyce to the World".

What makes James Joyce's Ulysses so compelling that it continues to attract devoted readers one hundred years after its publication? Joyce to the World explores the global phenomenon known as 'Bloomsday' celebrated every year on June 16th, the day the novel takes place.

Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of this amazing tradition when Joyceans around the world open a book, raise a pint, and dress in costume in homage to their fictional heroes. Die-hard fans and those just beginning their exploration of this acclaimed artist will find Joyce to the World a treasured resource for years to come.

The DVD will be $24.95 with coupon code "Bloomsday" when ordering at our website or by phone.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Whole Child, Whole Planet Expo This Weekend

Dr. Jay Gordon will participate on a vaccinations panel at the Whole Child, Whole Planet Expo on Sunday, May 18, at 11:50 AM at the Waldorf School in Northridge, California. He will be available to sign copies of his informative DVD, “Vaccinations?: Assessing the Risks and Benefits,” from 1-2:00 PM. For information about the expo, go to

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New Release - Prayer of Peace

Choices is pleased to announce our new release, Prayer of Peace: Relief and Resistance in Burma's War Zones.

In Prayer of Peace: Relief and Resistance in Burma's War Zones, filmmaker Matt Blauer sheds new light on the Karen people and their struggle for survival in Burma. Although many in the outside world condemn the country's military government, few are aware that over one million Karen villagers fight to stay alive inside the country's borders.

Blauer illegally crosses the border several times to help local relief workers bring medicine and material aid to those displaced by the Burmese Army. 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.

Official Selection - Amnesty International Film Festival

Prayer of Peace will retail for $99.95 and will be released on May 5th. To learn more and to view a clip please visit

Monday, April 28, 2008

Dr. Jay Gordon on Fox LA Tonight - 10:00p.m.

Dr. Jay Gordon and Jenny McCarthy will be featured on Fox 11 News in Los Angeles, discussing vaccinations, autism, and keeping America’s children healthy tonight during the 10 o’clock news. Thereafter, Dr. Jay will participate in a live online chat to discuss these controversial topics and other pressing health questions after the program at 11:00 PM. To participate in the live chat, go to

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Spring Fling Sale - Save 50%

Now that spring is here, we are having a sale! Save up to 50% off the following titles:

Letters From Iran
Awakening: Empowering Women Through Microloans
The Concrete Revolution
Panihari: The Water Women of India
Through My Eyes

To redeem, simply enter the code "Spring" at checkout on our website on reference it when ordering by phone.

The sale is good until 6/30/08.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Dr. Jay Gordon on Larry King Live - Autism

Dr. Jay Gordon will appear as a guest on CNN’s Larry King Live on Wednesday, April 2nd. The show will discuss autism as part of the network’s day-long coverage of Autism Awareness Day.

Check your local listings for airtimes or click here.

And learn more about the Vaccinations? DVD here at

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Perfect Life - Screenings in New York City

The Perfect Life will have several screenings in New York City in the month of April. This will be part of the film's ongoing educational outreach. Details of a public screening is listed below.

A public screening of director Sam Lee’s acclaimed documentary “The Perfect Life” will take place at the New York Public Library Donnell Media Center on April 17th, 2:30pm.

Hailed by Variety as “…an involving study of academic apathy, the challenges of inner city life and the pain of hopes and dreams unrealized”, The Perfect Life takes a hard look at the challenges of growing up in America's inner cities. In 1992, filmmaker Sam Lee moved from England to teach second grade at a unique school in Harlem aimed at helping disadvantaged youth. Ten years later, she decided to revisit her former students, now seniors in high school, and find out what had become of their dreams, their families, and their lives.

As part of the film’s outreach mission to educate and empower those in the New York City educational community on how to best assist at-risk youth, several additional screenings and workshops will take place throughout April, both for the NYC Dept. of Youth and Community Development and Bank Street College.

"The goal of The Perfect Life Outreach Initiative is to host screenings of the film that will reach inner city neighborhoods and those concerned with challenges of urban youth and education in America. We seek collaboration with organizations, schools, agencies, and individuals who will use the film as a tool for promoting their own programs as well as a catalyst for dialogue and action,” said Tonya Gayle, Associate Producer for The Perfect Life.

The screening at the New York Public Library is part of the 5th Annual Yip Harburg Foundation political documentary collection screening series. A Q&A session with the film’s production crew will take place at 4 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.

For more info, contact library at 212-621-0609 or 1-888-570-5400. More information about the film can be found at its website

The Perfect Life is distributed by Choices, Inc., a documentary and educational media distribution company based in Los Angeles. The DVD of the film can be purchased at

Monday, February 18, 2008

Vaccinations? - New Release

Choices is pleased to announce the release of our new DVD - Vaccinations?

In Vaccinations?, author and nationally recognized pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon gives a lively and thought-provoking seminar on the pros and cons of vaccinating newborn babies and children. Dr. Gordon provides an alternative viewpoint on the use of vaccinations and discusses the risks and benefits of each of the commonly known vaccines used today.

The seminar touches on such issues as the "myths" of vaccinations, how the pharmaceutical industry promotes the overuse of its products, and the current debate on autism.

In addition, this engaging program provides viewers with easy to understand explanations on how the body's immune system works, why breastfeeding is important, natural ways to prevent childhood illness and more.

With up-to-date information and statistics, Vaccinations? will be an important resource for parents, caregivers and anyone interested in the health and well being of children.

The DVD will sell for $24.95 and will be available February 19th.

For more information about the title, click here.

Rumi Turning Ecstatic - Screenings in California

Tina Petrova, director of "Rumi: Turning Ecstatic" is now in the middle of her west coast tour. Through the month of March, she will be appearing at various events and screenings.

To learn more about upcoming screenings in your area, please click here.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Release - The Poetry Lounge 2 and 3 on DVD

Choices is pleased to announce the release of two new additions to the acclaimed "The Poetry Lounge" series.

Based on the weekly performances of 'Da Poetry Lounge, the largest weekly open mic event in the country, the new DVDs focus on specific aspects of spoken word writing and performance.

In The Poetry Lounge 2 - The Power of Poetics, spoken word artists discuss various poetic techniques they use while creating their works. The Poetry Lounge 3 - The Power of Performance covers how the artists prepare and perform their work in front of an audience.

Each DVD includes performances and interviews from such noted spoken word artists as Sekou the Misfit, Brutha Gimel, Gina Loring, In-Q, Paul Mabon, Poetri and more. The artists discuss topics ranging from personal faith to dealing with the loss of a loved one and inner-city issues.

Filmed before a live audience and produced in collaboration with educational advisors including Alexs Pate, Award Winning Novelist Assistant Professor of Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Minnesota and Dr. Paula Wolfe, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Literacy Studies, the new titles seek to engage and inform audiences of all ages on the power of the spoken word.

When asked about his ongoing involvement with The Poetry Lounge series, Pierson Blaetz, Artistic Director of the Greenway Court Theatre said, "Looking for inspiration...I've found all I need from these leaders of the spoken word movement. You can't turn away from this potent mix of talent and wisdom."

Special Features will include a Photo Gallery, Poetry Booklet, 'Da Poetry Lounge History and a Lesson Plan written by Dr. Paula Wolfe.

SRP is $49.95 each. To learn more about Poetry Lounge 2 visit here and for Poetry Lounge 3 visit here.

The Poetry Lounge 2 and 3 are distribuuted by Choices -