The Sound of Freedom is the telling of the real life fight against child trafficking. The movie documents the stories of real people who fight child trafficking. It depicts the real life reconnaissance, raids, and liberation of children to rescue them from global sex trafficking. It is produced by Eduardo Verástegui who also plays the part of “Paul”, a fellow warrior against child trafficking. Directed by Alejandro Monteverde and filmed in Cartagena, Colombia the Sound of Freedom is expected to be released in 2020.
Who’s In The Sound Of Freedom?
A star studded cast helps tell the story in the Sound of Freedom. Along with Mira Sorvino, Eduardo Verástegui, and Jim Caviezel they are joined by Manny Perez, Bill Camp, Kurt Fuller, Gerardo Taracena, José Zúñiga, Scott Haze, Gary Basaraba and others.
Jim Caviezel on The Sound of Freedom
Jim Caviezel told the Desert News that his role in The Sound of Freedom is “..the second most important film I have ever done”. This role only surpassed in the actor’s opinion by his role in “The Passion of the Christ”. He went on to say “It’s going to affect the saving of a lot of children..”
Edwardo Verástegui’s Role in The Sound of Freedom
Edwardo Verástegui plays the role of one of the pivotal fighters against child trafficking, Paul. Paul, a frequent individual in raids to free children from trafficking, has chosen to keep his identity private. This maintains his ability to participate on raids in the future, and save more children. On a post by Jim Caviezel quoted Edwardo after watching an exclusive Director’s Cut of The Sound of Freedom:
“[A]n incredible, life-changing work of art… [Alejandro Monteverde is] truly an amazing director!!! What a moving experience to see 4 years of hard work transformed into 2 hours of magic and poetry… a mystical meditation on the war between light and darkness, good and evil, lies and truth. … spectacular cast”.
Why The Sound of Freedom Matters
The Sound of Freedom recognizes brave efforts to fight child trafficking, it helps draw attention to the subject. Raising awareness on the problem of child trafficking helps bring this issue to the forefront of minds. Movies like the Sound of Freedom help people understand the problem exists, what’s being done to fight it, and potentially how they can get involved in ending child trafficking. People vote on the issues that matter to them. Ultimately strong public opinion on a subject leads to improved legislation and more aggressive enforcement of laws.
How You Can Help
It doesn’t feel like we as individuals can fight these big fights, but every voice counts. You can help raise awareness of child trafficking and share news about the Sound of Freedom movie. The more we are talking about this issue the faster child trafficking will end. You can make a difference by using your social media, writing letters to your government representatives, and donating to the fight against child trafficking. We eradicate child trafficking by making people aware of the issue and that won’t be tolerated.