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The Blaze
The Blaze
8 Jul 2023
Paul Sacca


NextImg:Leftist media outlets attack 'Sound of Freedom' movie, claim anti-child trafficking film is QAnon fantasy for the 'conspiracy-addled boomer'

Several leftist media outlets have slammed the new "Sound of Freedom" movie, claiming the anti-child trafficking film is a QAnon fantasy for the "conspiracy-addled boomer."

The official synopsis of "Sound of Freedom":

Based on the incredible true story, shines a light on even the darkest of places. After rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffickers, a federal agent learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. With time running out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Colombian jungle, putting his life on the line to free her from a fate worse than death.

"Sound of Freedom" was written and directed by Mexican director Alejandro Monteverde and produced by Mexican producer Eduardo Verástegui. The movie features "The Passion of the Christ" star Jim Caviezel and Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino.

Filming for "Sound of Freedom" ended in 2018, and had a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox. However, the movie was shelved after the Walt Disney Company acquired 20th Century Fox. Disney released the rights to the movies and it was scooped up by Angel Studios.

"Sound of Freedom," with a budget of $14.5 million, outperformed Disney's highly-promoted "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," with costs of nearly $300 million, at the 4th of July box office.

Despite the stunning success of the underdog movie tackling human trafficking that was written and directed by a Mexican director, liberal outlets trashed "Sound of Freedom" as simply a QAnon fantasy.

Rolling Stone published an article with title: "'Sound Of Freedom' Is a Superhero Movie for Dads With Brainworms." The sub-headline reads: "The QAnon-tinged thriller about child-trafficking is designed to appeal to the conscience of a conspiracy-addled boomer."

The author accuses the movie of "fomenting moral panic for years over this grossly exaggerated 'epidemic' of child sex-trafficking, much of it funneling people into conspiracist rabbit holes and QAnon communities."

The author slams "Sound of Freedom" for presenting a "hackneyed white savior narrative."

The author attempts to argue that there are worse social issues that should have higher priority than child trafficking.

"There is visible suffering all around us in America. There are poor and unhoused, and people brutalized or killed by police," the Rolling Stone piece reads. "There are mass shootings, lack of healthcare, climate disasters. And yet, over and over, the far right turns to these sordid fantasies about godless monsters hurting children."

The Guardian featured a headline that reads: "'Sound of Freedom': the QAnon-adjacent thriller seducing America."

The author claims that "Sound of Freedom" was funded by an "unsavory network of astroturfed boosterism among the far-right fringe, a constellation of paranoids now attempting to spin a cause célèbre out of a movie with vaguely simpatico leanings."

The author says the movie oozes the "eardrum-perforating frequency of QAnon."

Jezebel, the leftist website for women, ran with the headline: "'Sound of Freedom' Is an Anti-Child Trafficking Fantasy Fit for QAnon."

The article states, "At last, QAnon’s camp appeal gets the cinematic exploration it demands."

The Jezebel writer admits that she was "entertained in some way" by the movie, but suggested the film is propaganda.

Jezebel is owned by G/O Media, a leftist digital media company that recently started publishing error-filled articles written by artificial intelligence bots.

The Washington Post noted that Caviezel "has openly embraced" QAnon ideas. The outlet confessed that "Sound of Freedom" "doesn’t depict anything close to QAnon conspiracy fantasies," and added, "The film’s villains are common criminals, not the shadowy cabal of occultists imagined by QAnoners."

The U.S. State Department states that 27.6 million people could be victims of human trafficking "at any given time."

The International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), released Global Estimates of Modern Slavery in September 2022. This report estimates that, at any given time in 2021, approximately 27.6 million people were in forced labor. Of these, “17.3 million are exploited in the private sector, 6.3 million in forced commercial sexual exploitation, and 3.9 million in forced labor imposed by state.” The definition of forced labor used in this report is based on ILO Forced Labor Convention, 1930 (No. 29), which states in Article 2.1 that forced labor is “all work or service which is exacted from any person under the menace of any penalty and for which the said person has not offered himself voluntarily.” This report also estimates that 49.6 million people were in “modern slavery” at any given time in 2021, but this figure includes both the estimate for forced labor and an estimate for forced marriage. Consistent with current implementation of U.S. law, it is recommended to use only the 27.6 million estimate when referring to human trafficking. While some instances of forced marriage may meet the international or U.S. legal definition of human trafficking, not all cases do. Note further that the term “modern slavery” is not defined in international or U.S. law.

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