Media Advisory - Auto theft prevention film Stolen Lives to premiere in Vancouver



    VANCOUVER, April 30 /CNW/ - A new, made-in-BC documentary which may be
the first to chronicle the tragic consequences of auto theft is a powerful
example of what can happen when groups who share a commitment to youth,
education and auto crime prevention work together.
    Stolen Lives, which premieres Thursday, May 3 in Vancouver, is a
compelling film produced by Odd Squad Productions (OSP) with sponsorship from
the Autoplan Broker Road Safety Program (a partnership of the Credit Union
Insurance Services Association, Insurance Brokers Association of BC and ICBC)
and the support of the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team
(IMPACT).
    The gritty, 34-minute film, which will begin touring BC high schools this
fall, combines dramatic arrests with moving interviews with car thieves and
their victims. It aims to educate youth about the link between drug addiction
and auto theft, and stop the tragedies before they happen.
    More than 100 people are expected to attend the Stolen Lives premiere,
including a host of VIP guests such as BC Solicitor General John Les, Attorney
General Wally Oppal and the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister for Public
Safety.
    Stolen Lives is just one example of how the Autoplan Broker Road Safety
Program (ABRSP) is working to reduce auto-related injuries, fatalities and
crimes in BC. Through their involvement in the ABRSP, Autoplan brokers sponsor
and participate in a wide range of local, regional and provincial initiatives
designed to educate the public and spark positive road safety behaviour
change.

    
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    What:     Stolen Lives Premiere

    When:     Thursday, May 3, 2007
              Welcome reception - 7 pm/Screening - 7:45 pm

    Where:    Infinity Features, Chinatown Theatre Building
              319 Main Street, Vancouver

    Who:      Representatives from government, IMPACT, RCMP, OSP, ICBC,
              ABRSP, as well as the film's creators, a former car thief and a
              woman whose husband was killed in a crash involving a stolen
              vehicle will be available for interviews.

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For further information: Diana Zoppa, (604) 377-7331, dlzoppa@telus.net

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