Peter Allman wants to change the world.
But unlike most people who try to change the world by volunteering in their local community or joining such organizations as the Peace Corps or Habitat for Humanity, Allman expresses his desire for change by taking a message to the international power players themselves.
“My part was to promote good peace relations between the power brokers in China,” Allman said.
On a recent trip to China, Allman, who was accompanied by El Monte Mayor Pro Tem Jerry Velasco, spoke to a crowd of Chinese dignitaries at various gathering places and schools about global peace and trade.
During his trip to China, Allman had an unusual way of generating interest in his message of global peace and trade—dressing as U.S. President Donald Trump.
“I do it because he’s the biggest brand name and it gets attention when I talk to people about global peace,” Allman said. “A lot of people say, ‘you’re a nicer Trump than the other guy.’”
To further his goal of global peace, Allman showed the crowd the Winds of Freedom, a documentary that combines video, still images, and a classical score. The documentary was made to show Earth and humanity at its best with video and images from such events like the civil rights march on Washington and also at its worst with video and images from such events as the Holocaust.
Created by Ukrainian-born music producer Alex Ayzin, the Winds of Freedom documentary is a symphony of music set against historical footage of the defining moments of the past 100 years. Images and videos of world leaders, historical events, and natural landscapes are combined in a presentation dedicated to peace among all nations and peoples. Ayzin considers it a synthesis of music, vision, performance, and humanity celebrating the spirit of hope, courage and cultural harmony.
The goal of the documentary is to create an “inspirational experience that brings a powerful message of hope in a chaotic world needing more peace and harmony among nations and people.”
“This is an educational tool that shows a man’s quest for trying to keep peace in the last 100 years,” Allman said.
Allman said the best way to make changes on a global scale is to start in the home with the instilling and subsequent adherence to traditional family values that emphasize discipline and respect.
When he was in China, Allman experienced a bit of culture shock when he saw how Chinese children were raised compared to children of the United States.
“The reason people are respectful there is because they are very strict there in their upbringing of their children,” Allman said. “As the children
grow up, they learn to respect their parents and then take care of their parents when they become adults. They have family values and we seem to lack family values here in our society.”
Allman believes that education, respecting various religions, and having peace within yourself is the first step toward global peace.
In order to have peace within yourself, Allman recommends meditation, stretching exercises, regular physical exercise, going on nature walks, and listening to classical music. He said doing these things regularly will lead to the diffusion of much of the frustration and anger that many people keep bottled up inside of themselves.
Winds of Freedom is a world peace initiative launched with symphonic multimedia presentations inspired and produced by Alex Ayzin in a quest to promote peace and harmony among nations. Originally conceived as a full-length symphony, it was later combined with video to create a media event that celebrates life, teaches history, inspires peace and hopes for a brighter future.
Peter Allman is a communications specialist and media personality, who has written for more than 40 publications and hosted, directed, and produced hundreds of radio broadcasts in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Augusta, Georgia. In addition to his writings and various broadcasts, Allman has produced five feature films as well as several video segments promoting West Los Angeles College.
Alex Ayzin was born in Odessa, Ukraine and lived with his family in the Soviet Union until 1979 when the family left for the United States. Since his early childhood, Ayzin has studied music and while pursuing his passion, managed various music groups, producing three albums and live concerts in New York, including Carnegie Hall. Ayzin, who lived within a communist country, was inspired to give back to humanity by creating the Winds of Freedom where he formed a 30-year friendship and collaboration with Russian composer, Emilian Sichkin.
For more information on Peter Allman, Alex Ayzin, or the Winds of Freedom documentary, please visit www.windsoffreedom.org.