I thought Sound of Freedom was going to be difficult to watch, only because it brings to light the atrocities associated with the trafficking of children. It is based on the true story of a federal agent, who in the regular practices of his job, saved a boy who was being trafficked. Of course, such scenarios tug at your heartstrings and make you feel sick.
The concepts were hard, for sure, but it is tastefully created so that you don't have to endure what is implied, and this is a wonderful movie. "Wonderful" for the storyline, but I also use that word because it does bring an awareness to the viewer of how fast this crime is growing and why. The answers are not pretty, but things cannot grow in the light as well as they can in the dark, so awareness matters.
In a turn of events, the agent loses traditional supports when he cannot turn his back on the request of the boy to save his sister from the same fate he had been suffering. The children were taken at the same time, during a modeling call that seemed innocent and legitimate at the time.
The agent, (Jim Caviezel), and again, this is based on a true story, sets out on a seemingly impossible journey to find the little girl. Following the proverbial breadcrumbs to Colombia, with the blessing of his wife (Mira Sorvino), he quits his job and heads deep into the jungle. The movie allows us to take the journey with him.
Opening Day is July 4th!
Sound of Freedom opens July 4th, and there is something this film is doing differently than you would see in a traditional movie launch. They are offering an option to pay-it-forward so everyone has a chance to see the film. It's easy to participate (or to receive the benefit of someone else's generosity).
There are 1 of 2 ways you can participate in this pay-it-forward portion of the campaign.
1. You can pay for someone else's ticket to go see the movie, or
2. You can benefit from accepting one of the tickets someone else has pre-paid.
They have a live counter of how many tickets have already been purchased and it's actually pretty touching to see how many people have pitched in to help them meet their goal. They are hoping for 2,000,000 people to be able to see the movie during its opening week. The number is significant because that is the known number of children who are being actively trafficked each year.
Click the following links to participate or learn more:
To dontate (buy someone's movie ticket): angel.com/freedom
To receive a free ticket: angel.com/freeticket
There's a Giveaway
In addition to the above options, Mail4Rosey is also giving away 2 tickets to see the movie. Opening day is July 4th, in theaters nationwide. It was a very insightful movie, and one that is bound to spur action in a positive way. It is tastefully done and compelling, like a movie should be. Highly recommend.