Pro-life Filmmaker Launches Campaign To Save Ukrainian Refugees

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Pro-life Filmmaker Launches Campaign To Save Ukrainian Refugees

By Movieguide® Staff

U.S. Army veteran and producer Jason Jones recently called on readers of LifeSiteNews to rescue displaced mothers and children in Ukraine.

The BELLA producer launched a charity to provide medical service to Ukrainian civilians following Russia’s invasion.

Jones said that The Vulnerable People Project (VPP), funded by the Human Rights Education and Relief Organization (H.E.R.O.), helps transport refugees to safety.

“Without our help families face imminent danger at the hands of the Russian army,” Jones said. “We have been inundated with requests from Ukraine to help with evacuations because of our continued success in evacuating so many in Afghanistan amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

“Now we are being called upon to do the same for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, and we are committed to helping people who are in peril,” he added. “The entire world has been deeply moved by what is happening in Ukraine, and we know the American people stand at the ready to support vulnerable people abroad.”

Irina Skaya, manager of the VPP’s “Hope for Ukraine” campaign, added: “There are children, mothers, and expecting mothers forced to get out at a moment’s notice. Even though they wanted to stay, we are getting them to the Polish border and placing them in private homes, Airbnb, or in temporary student housing. The funds we raise will aid in evacuation and urgent medical needs.”

Jones is vocal about his faith and pro-life stance, which is apparent in his movie, BELLA. Movieguide® nominated the movie for the Epiphany Prize and lead actor Eduardo Verástegui won the Grace Price®.

A portion of Movieguide®’s review of BELLA reads:

BELLA opens up with the wonderful narration, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” Jose has just been signed to a big soccer contract. Filled with joy, Jose is a good-looking, clean-cut, athletic young man at the top of his game. Cut to a bearded, down-hearted Jose cooking in his brother Manny’s restaurant. When Nina, the waitress, comes in late, Manny fires her. Jose goes after her to befriend her, not to romance her. He finds out she is contemplating an abortion. He asks her if she’ll consider adoption. He even says that he’ll take the child. Manny, meanwhile, is furious that Jose, his top chef, has walked out. Jose, however, is trying to help Nina. He takes her to his parents’ house on Long Island. Jose’s family is a delightful group of Spanish-speaking immigrants. They love each other deeply.

BELLA is an amazing movie. The ending of BELLA will bring tears to many eyes. The acting is superb. BELLA also contains positive prayers, positive statements about God, and wonderful pro-life, allegorical elements. It is not preachy or off-putting, but delightful, winsome and lyrical.