LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chideo, the first interactive charity broadcast network, today announced the worldwide premiere of the revealing new documentary short, "A Conversation with Pamela Anderson," directed by filmmaker Natalie Johns. Part One launches on Chideo next Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. EST, with Part Two beginning at 7 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 20.
In this intimate portrait, Anderson talks about the sexual abuse she endured as a child, the difficult decision to reveal the abuse earlier this year and, more importantly, how those events shaped her life and inspired her philanthropic work. To watch the documentary, fans simply register on Chideo's website or download the Chideo App (available for iOS and Android). At the conclusion of the program, viewers are prompted to make a donation of $10 or more to the Pamela Anderson Foundation (PAF).
"After I spoke publicly for the first time about the abuse, I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support I received from fans," she said. "I realized that simply by sharing my story, I could not only empower others, but I could also leverage that support for the greater good. As the only network dedicated solely to charity, Chideo was the logical choice to partner with on this very personal journey."
The film also marks the official debut of Anderson as a Chideo Ambassador, leveraging the platform year-round to raise awareness and funds for her eponymous foundation. PAF supports organizations and individuals that stand on the front lines in the protection of human, animal and environmental rights. By funding the efforts of those who defend the planet and all who live within it, the foundation is an agent of change and an advocate for justice.
"We're so happy to have Pamela join our growing roster of celebrity ambassadors and leading non-profits," said Chideo Founder and CEO Todd Wagner. "As the home for all things charity, Chideo is dedicated to offering a variety of ways for fans to show their support for the causes they care about most. Whether it's tuning in to exclusive content, interacting with their favorite personalities on the platform, donating to win one-of-a-kind experiences or simply telling a friend, Chideo is the place to make a difference."
Throughout her career, the iconic Pamela Anderson has dedicated much of her time and resources to the causes of human and animal rights and environmental protection. Her philanthropic work stems from her need to share the attention she gets with the causes she cares about. Anderson and her namesake Foundation support those on the front lines, including PETA, Sea Shepherd, Climate Revolution, Last Chance for Animals, California Wildlife Center, Cool Earth, Waves for Water, J/P HRO, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. For more information, visit www.pamelaandersonfoundation.org.
Chideo is the first interactive charity broadcast network and home for exclusive content where users and celebrities share and connect in the spirit of doing good. Chideo features personality-driven content across the broad spectrum of entertainment, sports, music, fashion, food, design and culture. With the option to donate to watch premium programming or simply enjoy free videos made possible by generous corporate partners, fans not only enjoy entertainment from their favorite personalities, but they also make valuable contributions to their respective charities. Users are also encouraged to visit each charity's page and, hopefully, be inspired to support their important work and share it with friends. In addition, Chideo offers a myriad of contests and giveaways exclusively for fans who are registered on the free digital platform.
Chideo was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Todd Wagner. The Chideo App was recently named one of Mashable's 5 Apps You Don't Want to Miss, as well as a Must Have Download by AppAdvice Daily and a Best New App on the App Store.