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Sound of Freedom

A gentleman sat down beside me as the room was filling up for another sold-out showing of the film. He said, “I’m glad to be here, but I’m not really looking forward to seeing this.” We both chuckled.

It was a mixed crowd. All adults, a little anxious and anticipatory, calmly and quietly filed in, knowing what to expect and perhaps steeling themselves for an awkward emotional ride.

Sound of Freedom, to me, presented an incredibly difficult topic in a respectful and meaningful way. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m happy with what they’ve produced. It’s an important piece of art and a powerful story. A real story. Something that represents this time, this generation, and an opportunity for those of us who are now awake and aware of this situation to put our energies into rectifying this horror.

I turned off my phone as the pre-roll began, which featured a video about how the local community saved the theater. It was a moving story, and it’s encouraging to know that there are so many people out there who are concerned about preserving something critical to the arts community. Especially so they can show films like this one, which sells out show after show, forcing them to extend the performances for at least three more days. Perhaps all of those who see this film will be inspired to take action, to do something, to talk about it, and to turn this ripple into a wave.

It’s interesting to see some of the developments on social media, and how some “truthers” are attempting to make their own waves by claiming that this is just another psyop, and that the film will result in more pedophiles and human trafficking problems. I think that’s an odd position to take.

I’ve watched several hours of interviews with Tim Ballard and Jim Caviezel, as well as Tony Robbins, the film’s producers, and those at Angel Studios who have supported the film’s distribution. I don’t know these people very well, but their character seems genuine. They appear to be the real deal.

And if they are doing something nefarious, they will be found out.

But for now, let’s amplify the light.