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Sound Of Freedom

An emotional film based on a true story
The movie poster for “Sound of Freedom.” Image obtained via IMDb.
The movie poster for “Sound of Freedom.” Image obtained via IMDb.

The movie “Sound of Freedom” is a one-of-a-kind film, unique in the way it takes a break from unrealistic expectations of what a hero really is. It shows the perspectives of the victims, the saviors, and the perpetrators. Before I continue, reader discretion is advised; this article mentions heavy topics such as child trafficking, kidnapping, and pedophilia.

 

“Sound of Freedom” is about a special agent of Homeland Security, Tim Ballard (played by Jim Caviezel), who, after rescuing a young boy from child traffickers, learns the boy’s sister is still being held captive and decides to take on a dangerous mission to save her. 

 

As time runs out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Columbian jungle. He puts his life on the line to save this young girl from a fate worse than death.

 

Tim Ballard (Jim Caviezel) finding and saving Rocío (Cristal Aparicio) from her pedophilic captor. Alejandro Monteverd, Sound of Freedom, 2023.

What makes this movie different from the others like it is the special message at the film’s end that was only shown in theaters. It showed the audience that this story wasn’t meant to glorify or make money off a horrible thing in the world, but it was created to bring awareness to child trafficking and the horrors of it.

 

Not only did “Sound of Freedom” shine a light on one of the darkest parts of our world by retelling a story about it, but the movie covers child trafficking as much as the film industry allows it to, and it does it well as it tells the story of the hero’s perspective. From the characters’ emotions to the ones the movie makes you feel, it’s all captured perfectly. 

 

If you’re looking for an eye-opening film that brings awareness of how serious child trafficking is, “Sound of Freedom” is for you.

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