As all eyes on are Afghanistan, Lifeway Films and Deidox Films have announced an encore presentation of the award-winning film “Free Burma Rangers” in theaters September 13.
The documentary film won Best Feature Film at The Justice Film Festival in 2019, while the subject of the film, the Free Burma Rangers group, received the 2020 Foley Humanitarian Award for their work with oppressed ethnic minority groups.
“The outpouring of support since the film was released has been encouraging to our team and we are grateful,” said David Eubank, founder of the Free Burma Rangers.
The documentary follows the Eubank family, their work, and the more than 1.5 million displaced individuals the Free Burma Rangers have assisted around the world. The film will show in select theaters across the U.S. as a one-night-only Fathom Event on September 13.
Directed by Brent Gudgel and Chris Sinclair, the film “Free Burma Rangers” explores the extraordinary 20-year journey of David, Karen, and their three young children as they venture into war zones bringing much-needed food, supplies, medical aid and hope to civilians caught in the middle of the conflict.
In 1993, after 10 years in the U.S. Army Special Forces, David Eubank answered a call from his father, serving on the mission field in Thailand, to help the people caught in the middle of a civil war.
“You have one life; you might as well go for it,” Eubank explains in the film.
Newlyweds David and Karen skipped the traditional honeymoon and went to Burma to help free the oppressed and rescue victims there.
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As they went on relief missions into the height of conflict, more locals joined in. Eventually, indigenous leaders asked Eubank to train teams. Using his military experience, Eubank began training groups to go on rescue missions to help those in need, as well as provide medical clinics and children’s programs for survivors. In 1997, the Eubanks founded the Free Burma Rangers, a multi-ethnic relief organization.
More than two decades later, the Eubank family continues to provide humanitarian aid to some of the most difficult areas in the world. In 2016, the Eubanks and a few of the Free Burma Rangers moved to northern Iraq to help deliver food and aid to people caught in the middle of the conflict with ISIS. In 2019 they served in Northern Syria. The encore presentation of the film will include a current update from the Eubank family.
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While Burma continues to be their main area of mission, the Free Burma Rangers have relief teams in Syria, Kurdistan, and Iraq.
In addition to their relief work, the Eubanks say their mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ and help free people from oppression.
“Everywhere, every person in the world has something good and wonderful we can love, learn from and build up,” says Eubank. “When we stand together in Christ and love others, we form the antidote to evil. That is the story I want to be told.”