LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Proceeds from soundtrack sales for Angelina Jolie's film "In the Land of Blood and Honey" are to benefit SOS Children's Villages in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Jolie, Graham King Films and Varese Sarabande Records said Friday the donation is given in support of the critically needed programs the organization provides in Bosnia and Herzegovina to children, youth and families suffering from lingering effects of the 1990s war in the Balkans.
Jolie worked with actors from the region whose personal experiences during the war helped inform and shape the film, the actress' directorial debut.
"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 statement.
"The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina was indeed a horrific event. Every family in Bosnia was affected by the war. Children suffered the most," said Amir Omanovic, SOS Children's Villages' national director in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
"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 programs to the next generation of children in Bosnia and Herzegovina.''