About The Film
This film, currently in production, chronicles the journey of an American family bringing aid to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people caught in Burma’s war zones, a bloody conflict that is one of the longest-running civil war’s in the world.
Since he was a child, Dave Eubank felt he was made to be a soldier. Later becoming a commander in the 2nd Ranger Battalion and Officer in the First Special Forces Group, he embodied the Special Forces motto De Oppresso Liber, Free The Oppressed. Shortly after leaving the military to attend seminary, friends of his missionary parents called from Burma asking for help. He had received a new mission.
Thousands of villagers were fleeing a major military offensive on Burma’s mountainous eastern border. While taking rucksacks of medicine towards the areas of fighting, a Karen soldier and medic stepped out of the trail and asked if he could help him. Soon others joined their mission, and the Free Burma Rangers was formed.
In the past 16 years, FBR has grown into a humanitarian relief movement of more than 70 relief teams from more than 17 of Burma’s major ethnic groups that train, supply, and send relief teams into areas of attack by the Burma Army.
The film will follow it’s founder, David Eubank, and his wife Karen and three young children—Sahale, 14, Suu, 12, and Peter, 8—as they build bonds with the people of Burma, face trying circumstances, and take risks to help bring a measure of hope and love to the people of Burma.