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Pay It Forward: See “Sound of Freedom” and Tell a Friend

Posted on Monday, July 10, 2023
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Sound of Freedom

It’s summer, a time for backyard barbeques, ballgames, and trips to the beach. It’s also summer blockbuster time at your local movie theater. While there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding 80-year-old Harrison Ford’s reprisal of Indiana Jones in that franchise’s latest installment, one film that does not have the multi-million dollar backing of The Walt Disney Company has given ol’ Indy a run for the money, Sound of Freedom.

Sound of Freedom hit theaters on Independence Day and promptly out-grossed “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” on its opening day. This film stars The Passion of the Christ lead Jim Caviezel as Tim Ballard, a real-life Homeland Security agent who quits his job and ventures to Colombia to save children from the evils of human trafficking.

This true story reveals the horrors of the international child sex slave trade, where according to The Child Advocacy Center, “About 2 million children are exploited every year in the global commercial sex trade.” To make matters worse, Caviezel says, “the United States is the biggest buyer of trafficking pedophilia in the world, and Mexico being the biggest producer of it, with over 300,000 children being taken into the United States under the age of 18.” The sex trade is estimated to be a $99 billion dollar a year industry,

Sound of Freedom was produced in 2018 as a 20th Century Fox project but was shelved when the studio was acquired by the Walt Disney Company. The film only saw the light of day after it was bought by Angel Studios, producers of The Chosen streaming television series.

Sound of Freedom addresses an exploding problem that Ballard says is the “fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world”. While this degenerate enterprise is uncomfortable to discuss, the conversation must take place. Ballard’s first-hand accounts of what children face as sex slaves is both appalling and unbelievable. They’re subjected to multiple daily rapes and when the traffickers are done with them years later, they’re “opened up and their organs are sold”.

Sound of Freedom’s producer, Eduardo Verastegui, who also appears as a billionaire financier, wants to use it as a catalyst for a movement to educate people and inspire them to get involved in ending the ghastly scourge of child sex trafficking. You can help him in this effort by buying tickets to Sound of Freedom and telling everyone you know about this important film. Angel Studios also gives you the opportunity to pay it forward and purchase tickets for someone to claim at movie theaters.

Sound of Freedom tells a story that must be heard no matter how unnerving its subject matter. Child sex trafficking is a global problem that gets worse each year and depraved predators must be exposed and prosecuted. Caviezel and Verastegui are on a mission to save these victims because, as Caviezel’s character states in the movie, “God’s children are not for sale.”

Andrew Mangione is Senior Vice President of AMAC Action, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit conservative advocacy organization, created to serve as the advocacy affiliate of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). He also serves an AMAC national spokesperson.

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Bruce Moran
Bruce Moran
1 year ago

I saw the film and it brought tears to my eyes. So many different emotions throughout this film, ie anger, sadness, joy,…all intertwined. This is a must see for every American. May God bless and protect the little children of the world.

WJS
WJS
1 year ago

I saw the movie. Kind of intense. Tim Ballard was/is a brave man. Too bad many studios did not want to take a gamble on bringing this movie to the theaters since it was produced five years ago. Lots of thanks to Angel Studios for getting this movie out there.

Morbious
Morbious
1 year ago

The people behind open borders are perfectly ok with sex trafficking, such is their lust for power.

James Schock
James Schock
1 year ago

Amen ???? Bring it into the light! Time to wake up and Save the Children from the scum of the earth! Start selling the buyers organs!

Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
1 year ago

Biden’s failure to enforce US immigration law abets Cartels human trafficking. Do you think Luke 17:2 KJV applies: It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around your neck than to cause one of these little ones to fall into sin?
VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE!

Janet
Janet
1 year ago

I saw Sound of a freedom today and it was wonderful. I live in a state that is in the top 15 states for human trafficking due to the expanse of interstates. It pained me to think that children are trafficked. It pained me more to know that adults will use them in thIs manner.

Doug C
Doug C
1 year ago

Will be seeing Sound of Freedom tomorrow, 7/12

Ed Ross
Ed Ross
1 year ago

Why didn’t you mention that Tim Ballard’s non profit for rescuing the children is Our Underground Railroad (OUR)? They could use some donations to continue the fight to save the children as they won’t be the ones getting the money the movie makes.

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

Dear Andrew and the world:
I need to find out where the movie will be close to us. I trust you will know by the end of this reply. You have written a beautiful article.
And the “old pervert” or wanna be pres. thinks he is so smart as we as Americans see through him as well as all of his ilk. It is so obvious that the soro’s etc. of this world have had their time shortened by God. They are nothing more than empty, stupid “useful idiots” (karl marx used this before the formation of the soviet union not me)!
My husband of 49 years told a person today that he heard it all before as he was born in Berlin in 1938 and ended up behind the “iron curtain” until about the age of 18 when he came over to the west with most of his family. So he knows what it is like to live UNDER OPPRESSION as he knew about hitler towards the end of WW 2 (socialism) and he lived under communism and the tyranny of stalin in east Germany. We were at a hurricane meeting and he remembers in the 9th grade his teacher telling him stalin would be able to control the weather.
We met Mr. Caviezel’s brother when I used to be able to ski up at Lake Tahoe. A friend reminded me recently that she and I assisted the program for skiing up at Soda Springs when the fellows and women came back from the Vietnam with amputations. Now I have this Parkinson’s and I feel it is from my work (healthcare) over in the soviet union and the middle east 1991-92!
Thank you for writing about this movie. I am so saddened by the way the main stream press has CHOSEN (yes it has been a choice) to put down this movie.
Thank you for reading all of this and I hope AMAC can really fix the problem of why I can vote for these replies but hey say I cannot vote on other replies.
Sincerely, Carol

Patrick Cook
Patrick Cook
1 year ago

Wonderful film. Best picture we have seen this year!

Myrna
Myrna
1 year ago

How can people treat other humans so savagely?

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