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Mel Gibson Calls for an End to Child Sex Trafficking: ‘The Future is Our Children’

Photo from Sean Wolfington’s Instagram

Mel Gibson Calls for an End to Child Sex Trafficking: ‘The Future is Our Children’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Movieguide® Award winner Mel Gibson urged people around the world to see the Angel Studios film, SOUND OF FREEDOM, to help end child sex trafficking.  

Sean Wolfington shared a video of Mel Gibson on Instagram. Gibson stated, “One of the most disturbing problems in our world today is human trafficking. And particularly the trafficking of children. Our future is our children.” 

Gibson then encouraged viewers to take the first step in eliminating child sex trafficking.  

“Now the first step in eradicating this crime is awareness. Go see SOUND OF FREEDOM,” Gibson stated.  

Church Leaders reported that when Mel Gibson saw the film, he wept.  

Jim Caviezel stated, “I showed this movie to two Academy Award-winning film directors,” both of whom are brutally honest critics, Caviezel said. “Both of them were absolutely stunned. One of them is my good friend, Mel Gibson. The other one likes to remain anonymous. Mel was weeping.” 

Another source reported, “Mel Gibson watched the movie #TheSoundOfFreedom in which Jim Caviezel plays former CIA agent and Operation Underground Railroad founder Tim Ballard. The director Alejandro Monteverde posted this image thanking M. Gibson for his support of the movie.” 

SOUND OF FREEDOM became the number 1 film in America on July 4 when the box office sales topped $14.3 million. The film beat Harrison Ford’s INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY which came in at $11.7 million in box office sales.  

Angel Studios released a comment about the films opening day. 

CEO Neal Harmon stated, “Thanks to fans around the country, ‘Sound of Freedom’ earned the top spot as America’s number one movie on Independence Day. We’ve received numerous messages telling us theaters are either packed or sold out. This movie has now taken on a life of its own to become something more than that, a grassroots movement.” 

Film critics have predicted that the film could reach $20 million in gross sales by the end of the first week.  

One review of the film read, “From the very beginning, this movie had me choked up, tugging at my heartstrings. It effortlessly keeps you on the edge of your seat, igniting a fire of determination to see the bad guys brought to justice and the innocent children saved. I cannot recommend it enough – Jim Caviziel’s performance is truly awe-inspiring. You can feel the passion and dedication he poured into this role, leaving a lasting impression on your soul.” 

Another review read, “Amazing movie and brilliantly made. It was a roller coaster ride with pure emotion and made you think of how people can do this dangerous and heroic job, which can bring you to tears of what they have to see and experience.” 

Movieguide® recently reported:

Caviezel stated that his main purpose for SOUND OF FREEDOM isn’t to entertain audiences but to spread a message. 

…Director Alejandro Monteverde presented his goal for the film when he said, “I hope this movie really only begins when you all leave the theater. And that’s our hope that it’s something that they’re thinking about the next day and the next day and the next day. And it’s our responsibility to build.”  

“We’re in the back end right now building the landing pads because eventually when they start wondering what to do, here we are. Here’s some options, here’s some resources, here’s some opportunities for you to rise up, get loud, intervene, do what you need to do to help us end this horrific plague that is affecting so many millions of children,” he added.