Why All of Us Need to Watch The Sound of Freedom
It's playing through July 13. Please don't miss this.
The big story over this past 4th of July weekend was its top-grossing film Sound of Freedom beating out even Disney’s anticipated blockbuster Indiana Jones sequel for the coveted spot.
This culture-shifting film made just short of its entire budget on the first day of its release, but that’s not even the big story here.
Sound of Freedom was actually owned and shelved by Disney, who acquired the film 5 years ago when they bought 20th Century Fox.
So why are why only seeing it just now? Disney suppressed the film (we can only speculate why), refusing to release it until Angel Studios, the production company responsible for bringing us “The Chosen,” fought to purchase the film and bring it into the light.
Why is this film so important?
Sound of Freedom details the true story of Operation Underground Railroad CEO Tim Ballard on a mission to rescue two siblings from child trafficking.
And though Tim Ballard’s journey takes him to Central and South America, it is the US that is #1 in the world for child trafficking, a $150 BILLION/year industry and growing — child pornography is exploding at a 5000% increase over the last year alone.
And though you may feel overwhelmed by this content, that you cannot watch,
I beg you not to turn away.
This is too important to avert our eyes. As lead actor Jim Caviezel reflects during his post-credit message, stories are powerful, and this film has the potential to be the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of this generation. There are more people enslaved in the world today than any time in history, including when slavery was legal. 10 million of them are children. We need to wake up to the reality of what is happening in our own backyard and demand change.
The film is beautifully and tastefully done, and has garnered a 99% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes (even the critics had to give it a 75%).
I urge you get to a theater to watch this film. Soon. (It’s sure to be in theaters through July 13. After that, the film’s future is uncertain.)
This post is not sponsored. No one asked me to send you these words (except, you know, God).