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Is Sound of Freedom Based on a True Story?
5 Min Read
Jul 13, 2023
A movie that’s caught the attention of the country and even the world in a heartbreakingly beautiful portrayal of one of the darkest trafficking rings our world has ever seen – child sex trafficking. Sound of Freedom is based on the powerful true story of Tim Ballard, a former Homeland Security agent and his fight against human trafficking around the world. Having performed many rescue operations through his undercover position within Homeland Security, Tim saw the evils of child slavery up close and personal. With government limitations causing roadblocks with his abilities to cross borders to rescue children in undercover situations, Tim began his own organization, Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.)
Sound of Freedom portrays this true story of Tim Ballard and his journey in fighting human trafficking by focusing on the ways in which children are lured into human trafficking situations, sold time and time again – often across borders. The film illuminates the hard truth that human trafficking is happening all around us. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has reported that human trafficking is a $150 billion-per-year business, which has eclipsed the illegal arms trade and is well on its way to eclipsing the international drug trade.
Just as Sound of Freedom has brought light to the epidemic that is child slavery, it also has worked to highlight those that are fighting to end it. Among Tim Ballard and his organization, Operation Underground Railroad, are others with the same vision of a world where every child is set free from the bondage of human trafficking.
Set Free is working to empower their South Asian partners in their faithful quest to set thousands of children free from slavery. To date, Set Free has rescued over 70,000 children and won’t stop until every child is free. Here’s how we’re doing it:
God’s children are not for sale.
Are you interested in making an immediate impact in the fight to end child slavery? Consider making a gift here.
Thanks to our partners at Sovereign Financial, we are excited to offer a free showing of Sound of Freedom on Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30pm at Camelot Cinemas in Greenville. If you are local and haven’t seen it yet, this film addresses the global issue of Child Trafficking and Slavery. If you have seen it, please come and invite a friend. Set Free Staff will speak briefly after the movie to share how the film relates to our work. Get your tickets here.
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