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Angelina Jolie donating 'Blood and Honey' soundtrack proceeds to SOS Children in Bosnia

A girl from SOS CV Sarajevo
A girl from SOS CV Sarajevo

Angelina Jolie has announced that she will donate some of the proceeds from her new film In The Land of Blood and Honey's soundtrack to SOS Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jolie will give the money to our work in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where In The Land of Blood and Honey is set. She said of the donation, “We are happy that a portion of the proceeds from the film’s soundtrack will support SOS Children’s Villages in Bosnia and Herzegovina to provide stable, family-based homes to children, regardless of religion, ethnicity or gender, who do not have their own families to care for them."

In The Land of Blood and Honey has received a 'Best Foreign Language Film' Golden Globe nomination. The soundtrack from In the Land of Blood and Honey was produced by Angelina Jolie, Robert Townson and Academy Award-winning composer Gabriel Yared. The soundtrack echoes themes from the film and includes a selection of songs from the Balkans.

SOS Children’s Villages National Director in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Amir Omanovic, is grateful and explained, “The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina was indeed a horrific event. Every family in Bosnia was affected by the war. Children suffered the most. Many were lost...left without parents and with no system to hold on to. SOS Children's Villages responded by providing family-based care to children who had lost their biological families. Those children are adults now and their SOS mothers, brothers and sisters have become family through the years of their upbringing. We are thankful that this donation will help us continue to provide healing programmes to the next generation of children in Bosnia and Herzegovina.''

 
In Bosnia, 280 children and young people are growing up in SOS Children’s Villages homes in Sarajevo and Gracanica. Nearly 7,000 more benefit from additional SOS programmes in Bosnia including Family Strengthening, child care, education, vocational training and social services.