Angelina Jolie, Graham King Films and Varese Sarabande Records has announced that some of the proceeds from the soundtrack of her directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," will be donated to SOS Children's Villages in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
SOS Children's Villages in Bosnia and Herzegovina are in desperate need of those donations because children, youth and families are still suffering from the effects of the 1990s Balkan war.
Jolie has worked with the people in the region to really get a feel of what they are going through so she can better express it in her new film.
"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," Jolie said in a press release by SOS Children's Villages.
Amir Omanovic, the program's director for Bosnia and Herzegovina, is excited about the support. "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."
He continued in the press release, "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 programs to the next generation of children in Bosnia and Herzegovina.''
Jolie, Robert Townson, and Gabriel Yared, an Academy Award winner, produced the soundtrack for the movie. The songs are reminiscent of the sounds of the Balkan area. Two featured songs are, "Miss Sarajevo" and "When The Heart Dies."