‘Sound Of Freedom’ Success Reveals Bias Against Conservative Values

The anti-child trafficking film “Sound of Freedom” has received fervent backlash from leftist media outlets. This reaction is disconcerting and misinformed, as these outlets label the film a “QAnon conspiracy” rather than acknowledging its merit and the harsh reality it portrays.

Based on a true story, the movie, directed by Alejandro Monteverde, centers on a federal agent’s heroic mission to rescue a young girl from ruthless child traffickers. Featuring esteemed actors like Jim Caviezel and Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, “Sound of Freedom” daringly shines a light on the dark, underexplored issue of human trafficking. Despite such an important message, outlets like Rolling Stone and The Guardian have dismissed the film as mere fantasy, even accusing it of inciting moral panic.

These media outlets appear to be more concerned about political narrative than the human tragedy the film highlights. One cannot ignore the fact that 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 and the Walk Free Foundation estimated that at any given time in 2021, approximately 27.6 million people were in forced labor, demonstrating the urgent need for attention and action on this issue.

Instead of supporting the exposure of these brutal crimes, the leftist media has downplayed their significance. An article from Rolling Stone tried to divert attention from the film’s central theme by stating, “There is visible suffering all around us in America. There are poor and unhoused, and people brutalized or killed by police, and yet, over and over, the far right turns to these sordid fantasies about godless monsters hurting children.” This statement dismisses a horrific reality affecting millions as a “fantasy,” which is not only ill-informed but also alarming.

Despite the skewed narratives, the film’s success cannot be denied. With a modest budget of $14.5 million, “Sound of Freedom” outperformed Disney’s highly-promoted “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” at the 4th of July box office. This achievement suggests a discrepancy between the attitudes of leftist media outlets and the viewing public.

Moreover, contrary to the film’s depiction as promoting a “white savior narrative,” it is essential to note that the film was written and directed by Mexican producer Alejandro Monteverde and produced by Mexican producer Eduardo Verástegui. These facts further demonstrate the media’s selective storytelling, revealing an apparent bias against the film’s conservative message.

In a review for Newsmax, it was noted, “People of conscience uniformly agree that the abduction of little ones for the purposes of exploitation is an abomination. It is the slavery of the modern day.” This statement captures the heart of “Sound of Freedom,” a film that serves as a call to action against human trafficking rather than a vehicle for spreading “fantasies,” as its leftist critics suggest.