Podcast: The Sound of Freedom, Go See It!

Folks, there’s a lot to say about this movie, so instead of writing about it, I decided to make a podcast.  It was just too intense and I was too angry to sit down and write about it.  

There’s much to be angry about:  the sabotaging of the movie theaters, the fact that it took five years to be released, the smear campaign by Establishment organs like Rolling Stone, Washington Post and CNN, the absurd charges leveled against people who want to see it, you know the drill.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that some pretty powerful fellows didn’t want us to see it.  

Because it’s all a “conspiracy theory”.  And they got to save us from “misinformation”.  We have flown past gaslighting at this point in time and are going to full-on, outright lying.  The speed of disinformation is positively dizzying.  Even news organs in the old Soviet Union were more sophisticated in their condemnations.

Anyway, I hope my review of the film and my analysis of the smear campaign directed against it does it justice.

In the meantime, go see it!

Below are two takes from Dr Steve Turley and Tim Pool.

Dr Steve Turley:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z21q-Veepws

Tim Pool:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB4rtp9H2cM

Comments

  1. When I get the chance I will go and see it;
    but as yet there is no release date for the UK.

    • Exodus 20:16
      Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

      Let’s not start accusing people who had nothing to do with these crimes.

      Whether it’s someone who you’re not fond of, a classmate, a neighbor, someone you work with, an online personality, or maybe even someone who wronged you in the past.

      Don’t start making false accusations just because you don’t like them.

      Where are our hearts?
      https://forum.davidicke.com/index.php?/topic/32393-where-are-our-hearts/

      In Greek Language
      The film “Sound Of Freedom” that exposes the rings of sex trafficking of minors!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_IQTJJIqWA

      The film “Sound of Freedom” exposes the rings of child sex trafficking in the USA
      https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release

      A film based on true events and the experiences of Tim Ballard, former United States Special Security Agent and founder of Operation Underground Railroad (OUR).

      According to the producer Eduardo Verastegui of the film “Sound of Freedom” who
      backed by actor Mel Gibson, had been in negotiations since 2018 with 21st Century Fox to distribute his film, all that was missing was a contract signing and a release date.

      But in 2019 this happened, Disney bought and acquired the rights to 21st Century of Fox.

      Disney decided to reject the film.

      This is why the film was stopped for 5 years, Disney, Netflix and Amazon decided not to support this independent film.

      Today there are millions of us who support her

      Actor Jim Caviezel, best known for the movie “The Passion of the Christ,” said the goal of his new film “Sound of Freedom” is to expose the reality behind child sex trafficking in the United States and warn parents about what he called a “pedophilic agenda” that has been promoted for decades.

      In the film, Caviezel plays Tim Ballard, a real-life Homeland Security agent who, after rescuing a young boy from traffickers, learns that the boy’s sister is still being held captive. He quits his job and puts his life on the line, embarking on a mission deep into the Colombian jungle to rescue the girl.

      In a joint interview on EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders,” Caviezel and the real-life Tim Ballard said that what the film depicts, as dark and disturbing as it is, is based on real events and people.

      “It’s an absolutely true story,” Caviezel told host Jan Jekyllek. “Every character is real. Every villain is real.”

      “At the end of the movie […] all the good guys, the bad guys, the kids are introduced and where they are today,” Ballard said. “We know where they are. These are real kids, all of them. Some of them work for us. Some of them, as young adults, have actually saved people from being trafficked.”

      In 2013, Ballard left his government post to found Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), a nonprofit organization that works with law enforcement agencies around the world to rescue children from exploitation and help them recover. They operate in places where instability and conflict make women and children more vulnerable to trafficking, including countries such as Ecuador, Mexico and Ukraine.

      Operation Underground Railroad
      https://www.youtube.com/@OurRescueOrg/featured

      According to OUR, what fuels and promotes the abduction and sexual exploitation of children in these countries is a growing client base in the US.

      “The numbers are big: $150 billion a year is estimated to be earned by enslaved men, women and children,” Ballard said, noting that some 27 million people worldwide live in slavery, 6 million of whom are children.

      “It’s estimated that 2 million of them [children] are specifically targeted for the sex trade,” the former federal agent continued. “The United States is the number three destination country for human trafficking, the number one consumer of child rape videos, and we are now approaching the number one producer of child exploitation material.”

  2. This is happening in my state. How many other states are harboring unaccompanied illegal minors? There is definitely something going on. The NC General Assembly says nothing.

    Behind a Target in a residential neighborhood in Greensboro, North Carolina taxpayers have no idea what’s going on at this facility right under our nose.

    Imagine what’s going on with unaccompanied migrant kids. One wonders if Biden checks on these kids in Greensboro NC?

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/immigration/north-carolina-greensboro-border-migrant-unaccompanied-minors-housing

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed a school building that closed in 2019 will now be leased to the federal government for five years to house migrant children.

    WFMY in Greensboro reported earlier Tuesday that The American Hebrew Academy, a school that abruptly closed in 2019 after 18 years, will start housing migrants in July. The Unaccompanied Children program through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) will provide this transitional housing.

    It is for children who have come across the border from Mexico alone.

    WFMY said “leaders first discussed the idea with the federal government back in May of 2021” but nothing came of the talks until Tuesday.

    With the lease lasting five years, it will give the 100-acre school, as well as the government, time to also provide educational support, WFMY reported.

    The old school has 31 buildings and 35 resident staff apartments.

    https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/nc-to-begin-housing-migrant-children-in-school-turned-government-building-dhhs-says/

    • Mythology, folklore and speculative fiction

      In Italy, the Babau (in Romania, Bau-bau) is also called l’uomo nero (Romanian: omul negru) or “black man”. In Italy, he is portrayed as a tall man wearing a heavy black coat, with a black hood or hat which hides his face. Sometimes, parents will knock loudly under the table, pretending that someone is knocking at the door, and say something like: “Here comes l’uomo nero! He must know that there’s a child here who doesn’t want to drink his soup!”.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogeyman

      Have demonic forces infiltrated all levels of government and religious institutions?

      BEWARE THE SHADOW PEOPLE!

      I heard of an urban legend which supposedly has been happening for centuries. Apparently some “El-itist Groups” who, along with members of secret societies, regularly conduct strange experiments and rituals on schoolchildren without the parents’ consent or knowledge.

      THEY may be occultists who one day will dress up like a rabbi, another day they’ll wear the costume of a Catholic priest or Muslim cleric etc.

      You get the picture so long as these psychopaths gain access to children.

      It’s MKULTRA programming at schools, where children are given drugs like a cocktail of scopolamine and LSD, while the kids are subjected to trauma based mind control and ritualistic abuse.

      This is done to create automatons who in future would fight for these “El-itist Groups”

      It’s similar to the Ottoman Janissary guard, except the kids no longer need to be kidnapped, and taken away from their families for years.

      Nowadays the process only takes hours to break a child and rebuild them as a Golem automaton.

      All while parents believe their kids are safe at school.

      This apparently happens all over the world!

      What do you think, is this just a story, or could there be some truth to this?

  3. Christine says

    And I listened to this one on my commute home! I love listening to you and Gail, and I always feel like I’m at your kitchen table with a cup of tea in hand. One day, God willing, it will be in person. My husband and I have plans to see this movie. You mentioned that Gail backed out because of the intensity of the topic of child trafficking. I am just like her and have been hesitant to watch it because of the subject matter. It’s just an awfully wretched thing to have to confront. But this weekend, we are wading into the trenches! I will wear a summer sundress AND carry my fur-lined parka so AMC won’t be able to freeze or sweat me out!

    Lord Jesus, come quickly!

    • It’s not for the feint of heart from what I hear.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Gail, with her preternatural feminine intuition, felt something was “off” about going.

      True story: three weeks before, we went to go see Nefarious, also a very good movie with a heavy Christian theme about a condemned serial killer who is demonically possessed.

      We went to a late evening showing at the same theater (AMC) and it was hot. In other words, the opposite problem. The AC wasn’t on at all. Se after about 10 minutes, we got up and walked out and demanded our money back. (We finally did see a week later in Oklahoma City.)

      Anyways, since the sabotage of The Sound of Freedom has become a national story, we have heard that many AMC theaters were doing the some thing with Nefarious, but on a lesser scale. Think of it as a beta test.

      Anyway, I’m glad she didn’t go because there’s no way she would have toughed it out. I did so because (a) I was ignorant of the hidden agenda behind the freeze-out, (b) I paid money and because of my work schedule, there was no other time I could have gone, and (c) I promised y’all that I would see it and report back.

      As it is, Gail and I will livestream it when it becomes available on Amazon.

      Regardless, go see it!

      • “I did so because …(b) I paid money…”

        You sure you’re not Scottish?
        PS: I can ask this and it’s not hate speech 🙂

        • George Michalopulos says

          I did an Ancestry.com so, no I’m not Scottish. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

          However, the first Goodwife Monomakhova said that “I was so tight I squeaked when I walked”. La Sheppard will most likely agree with that assessment.

  4. Sandy Brouillette says

    Rewritten in 2023, “While I slept” is an alternative to the 1946 famous poem, “First they came”

    While I slept … THEY came to destroy my ethnic culture
    And I did not speak out
    Because I bought into THEIR DIVISIVE propaganda and lies

    While I slept … THEY weakened the nations with THEIR addictions
    And I did not speak out
    Because I believed there was nothing I could do

    While I slept … THEY came for people’s human rights and freedoms
    And I did not speak out
    Because I never understood what human rights were and what freedom meant

    While I slept … THEY came for my livelihood and property
    And I did not speak out
    Because I believed I could not stand up against TYRANTS

    While I slept … THEY came for the children,
    My neighbors, my friends and my family
    And there was no one left to speak out for me

    Because I was now all alone
    I did not keep watch over my loved ones
    And GUARD MY NATION

    This applies to all ethnicities and nations around the world!

    • You have no idea how often this very poem has popped into my mind these days.

      • How would you rewrite “First they came” … what would you add?
        https://plandemicseries.com/media-library/

        • First they shot our president. . .

        • First they came for free travel [free as in speech, not as in beer]
          and I did not protest because I don’t like strange places…
          Then they came for free speech [free as in thought, not as in beer]
          and I did not protest because I don’t like strange people…
          Then they came for you
          and I did not protest because I don’t like you…
          Then they came for me
          and nobody cared for me…

          • Too funny1 – I couldn’t answer the question. I have more in common with Paul Revere.

    • Philippos says

      Another twist on the Martin Niemoller/First they came poem
      First they came for those not wearing masks and I did not speak out because I was not one of them.
      Then they came for the unvaxxed and I did not speak out because I was not one of them.
      Then they made communion illegal and I did not speak out since I thought the common cup was too risky
      Then they prevented communal worship since there was not enough social distancing and I did not speak up since I could stream online.
      Then they closed all the Orthodox Churches because they were decreed INTOLERANT …. Now I have no Church.

      • I pray this is not a prophecy;
        or rather, not an accurate one.

      • Can the modern ROCOR church still claim to be a part of the Russian Catacomb Church?

        Contrary to popular belief, ★ Communism ☭ was not dissolved after the fall of the Berlin wall.

        And sure enough, I came across a few people in the Slavic Churches who openly still support ★ Communism ☭ in 2023.

        When there are ideological goals and agendas involved, a person cannot profess to be a ★ Communist ☭, fascist or Nazi etc. while also claiming they’re Orthodox Christians.

        But that’s just my opinion.

        According to this Wikipedia article, ROCOR Churches have been communing with the ★ Moscow Patriarchate ☭ since 2007.

        “After 80 years of separation followed by the fall of the Soviet Union, on 17 May 2007, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia officially signed the Act of Canonical Communion with the Moscow Patriarchate, restoring the canonical link between the churches.” See >> Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – Wikipedia

        BEWARE THE KREMLIN PATRIARCHATE! … to this day, Russia has not condemned ★ Sergianism ☭

        If we can’t find a church to attend, we may have to look for a priest like Fr. Pimen.
        [VIDEO] A Faithful Priest in an Age of Apostasy – Fr. Pimen Zavada, †1962 – YouTube
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O17oZ3BhQM

        With a congregation of 100 people or more, it wouldn’t be financially difficult to sustain a priest who may be fed up with church politics.

        Just my opinion

        • Christine says

          And there are a gazillion Orthodox Christians around the world who are Democrats, Socialists, Greens, etc., who support the murder of unborn children, the homosexual lifestyle, the transsexual agenda, women in the altar… I understand your point and have also met Russian-Americans in ROCOR who have a Communist streak. But honestly here in Calunicornia where I live, there are far more Socialist progressives in the OCA than Communists in ROCOR.

          • I can’t say that I know anyone in ROCOR with a communist streak.

            • Same here. In fact, the only communoids I know are the people who are aligned with Fordham, Public Orthodoxy, The Wheel and other such nonsensical front groups.

            • Just a dad says

              I go to a church that is about 50-60% Eastern European (mostly Russian and Ukranian, but also Belorussian, Moldova, etc.). I don’t know anyone with a “communist streak”, but then again – I really don’t know what that term means, it could be interpreted so many different ways.

              I’ve yet to meet an Orthodox Christian from Eastern Europe who wants to bring back the Stalin regime, complete with Bolshivik’s and gulags for priests, so it must not mean that. I am not sure I know how to discern a “communist streak”.

            • StephenD says

              I remember growing up during the major ROCOR/MP split and the worst thing you could say about anyone in ROCOR was that they were a communist or a communard. There were, obviously, people who were “spy’s for Moscow and I remember being told to watch what I say to a certain Bishop or priest because he was a communist. How this was determined no one ever said or explained but the BaBa’s gave lots of money to Radio Free Europe and Fr. Alexander Schmemann raised lots of money for it and was an announcer and writer for it.

        • George Michalopulos says

          Sandy, Communism (in the form of Cultural Marxism) has insinuated itself into the US today.

          Economically, we’re not completely there yet, but with ESG, DIE and soon-to-be runaway hyperinflation, we’ll get there.

        • There are factions of ROCOR, called Remnant ROCOR, who did not unite with the MP in 2007. However, I respect the decision of the synod of the Church Abroad to do so. It had to happen eventually. ROCOR always saw itself as an integral part of the Church of Russia and its free part while, as you remark, the MP had succumbed to Sergianism.

          The communist party no longer controls the government in Russia. That is United Russia. And Russia has categorically renounced socialism and embraced mixed market economics. Thus, it is no longer a communist state, though there is a communist party there to this day. America also has a communist party but, due to its history, it is nowhere near as large as the Russian version.

          I do not judge Sergianists from the Soviet Union other than to say I’m sure that breaking communion with them was wise on the part of the Church Abroad. Living in the West, we simply cannot conceive of the pressures being put on clergy by the Bolsheviks.

          That being said, ROCOR had to reunite with the MP at some point. The question was always when, not if. It was over 15 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the reinvigoration of the Russian Church that the unification occurred. By that time it was clear that Russia would not be returning to communism and the Church was flourishing anew.

          Now, reasonable minds can differ on the question of reunification. And I will admit that initially the MP was far too comfortable with ecumenism. But in recent years, it has distanced itself somewhat from its former errors due to the providence of God in arranging the conditions for Russia to pivot East. Russia has rejected the West, which rejected it first, and this has had consequences for “inter-Christian” relations and the discrediting of the Occidentophile block within Russia itself.

          Time will tell, but the phoenix-style rise of the Russian Church speaks volumes, more than any rational arguments pro or con.

          PS: To my knowledge, the Church Abroad never claimed to be part of the Catacomb Church. In the early seventies, it passed a resolution that declared it was in communion with the Catacomb Church but not the MP. But by that time the Catacomb Church had become very small.

          ROCOR owes its existence to Ukase 362 of Pat. Tikhon and to those bishops exiled by the Soviet government during the Russian Civil War. Coercive exile is distinct from abandonment according to the Fathers. Catacomb Church refers to those Orthodox who were able to remain in the Soviet Union but resisted the nascent Sergianism and the Living Church.

        • On the catacomb church, Archpriest Vladimir Dolgikh had this to say, originally on spzh.news and translated by St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk:

          “The notion of a catacomb church is a 20th-century invention. At present, it is used by fanatical schismatics who build underground cellars and call on their misguided followers to go into hiding from the world, abandoning their jobs, families and communities. None of these renegade practices has anything to do with the authentic Christian life or the catacombs of the early Church.”

          • Spoken like a true Marxist!

            The communists ☭ are starting to show their true colors.

            It comes as no surprise that in just a couple of sentences comrade Dolgikh dismissed all those devout Russians who were persecuted under Soviet tyranny.

            Did they suffer for nothing?

            101 years ago … the communists ☭ infiltrated the Holy Orthodox Church

            The Soviet Union was established by the Bolsheviks in 1922, in place of the Russian Empire.

            What happened to the Russian Orthodox Church during communism?

            During the first five years of Soviet power, the Bolsheviks executed 28 Russian Orthodox bishops and over 1,200 Russian Orthodox priests. Many others were imprisoned or exiled. Believers were harassed and persecuted. Most seminaries were closed, and the publication of most religious material was prohibited. Religion in the Soviet Union – Wikipedia

            As the founder of the Soviet state, Vladimir Lenin, put it:

            “Religion is the opium of the people: this saying of Marx is the cornerstone of the entire ideology of Marxism about religion. All modern religions and churches, all and of every kind of religious organizations are always considered by Marxism as the organs of bourgeois reaction, used for the protection of the exploitation and the stupefaction of the working class.”

            The communists executed millions of Orthodox Christians in the gulags where human experiments were conducted. And in 2023 through their propaganda, they’ll have the world believe that they are now supporters of the church.

            It is a holy duty of Communists and the Orthodox Church to unite (Big lie)
            BY GENNADY ZUYGANOV, CHAIRMAN, RUSSIA’S COMMUNIST PARTY
            Russia’s Communist Party turns to the Orthodox Church | Religion | Al Jazeera
            https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2016/12/12/russias-communist-party-turns-to-the-orthodox-church

            by St. Paisios the Athonite –
            If Christians don’t begin to witness their faith, to resist evil, then the destroyers will become even more insolent. But today’s Christians are no warriors. If the Church keeps silent, to avoid conflict with the government, if the metropolitans are silent, if the monks hold their peace, then who will speak up?

            Christians Must Witness Their Faith, Speak Up, and Resist Evil
            https://www.orthodoxytoday.org/blog/2018/01/christians-must-witness-their-faith-speak-up-and-resist-evil/

            • Julia is not a Marxist. And no one “dismissed all those devout Russians who were persecuted under Soviet tyranny.” BTW, we delete comments that include name calling (for future reference).

              What do catacomb churches have to do with your belief that communism is still rampant in Russia???

              It sounds like you’ve been reading Gleb Yakunin who published KGB documents purportedly proving that top Orthodox hierarchs were members. But that was a long time ago.

              I read your article. That Gennady Zuyganov, Chairman of Russia Communist Party is “turning to the Orthodox Church” is hardly an indictment of the Church. What’s the Church supposed to do? Have him arrested?

              You stated: “The communists executed millions of Orthodox Christians in the gulags where human experiments were conducted. And in 2023 through their propaganda, they’ll have the world believe that they are now supporters of the church.” Whose propaganda? Communism is incompatible with the teaching of the Church and as they say, “by their fruits, ye shall know them.” I have not known of anyone in ROCOR or in the Russian Church (the Moscow Patriarchate) preaching communism.

              • I must agree with Gail here.

                In looking back at my life, I see how much BS we were fed over the years about how “evil” the Russians were. The KGB had infiltrated the ROC no doubt, but that’s no longer the case.

                However, the CIA has almost completely infiltrated the Western Christian confessions as we speak. And also some of the American Orthodox jurisdictions as well.

                There’s an old saying: “We should tend to our own knitting”.

                And here’s another: 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

              • Thank you Gail! You are absolutely correct that I am not a Marxist – I abhor Marxism!

        • As its name states, ROCOR is the Russian Orthodox Church outside of the boundaries of Russia. Thank God it is now back in communion with the Russian Orthodox Church inside of Russia.

          Of course, for a myriad of reasons, there are also Russian Orthodox Churches outside of Russia that are not in ROCOR — mostly in the Moscow Patriarchate or in the OCA.

          I’m very thankful the schism was healed in 2007, and then the ROCOR/OCA schism was healed under Metropolitan Jonah’s OCA leadership in 2010.

          ROCOR’s vehement anti-communist stance, voice, and steadfastness was much needed as a worldwide witness during the evil communist period. ROCOR always acknowledged that there were true Orthodox Christians who were undergoing real suffering at the hands of the communists inside of Russia and behind the Iron Curtain.

  5. Fr David says

    It is a very good movie and please don’t leave when it ends because, in 5 minutes, Jim Caviezel comes on with a short message about how difficult it was to get the movie released. I came across a great quote the other day: “Some of you would have told David to pray for Goliath and not to cause a scene. It’s time to stand up to the tyrants.” This movie will reveal how horrible “tyrants” can be. Fr. David

  6. StephenD says

    I work as a psychologist with physically and sexually abused children and human trafficking of children is a very real phenomenon. It is real for adults too but I know more about how it involves children.

    • Stephen, where do these children go when they have no parents?

      • StephenD says

        There is a great net work of foster homes being set up Group homes have been so problematic for agencies but many agencies are developing . Lutheran Social Services in Florida is doing a wonderful job.

  7. lexcaritas says

    It is an excellent film: good acting (though some of the whispering makes the English dialog hard to catch at times), cinematography and musical score–and not too loud. While the them is gut-wrenching the presentation is discreet and the outcome encouraging. We went on Independence Day (with some trepidation) and were very presently surprised and did not come out feeling bad but invigorated. Hard as it is to sit through the previews of other films to come, go see it and tell your friends to do so, too.

    lxcs

  8. I saw “Sound of Freedom” this past Friday. Last showing of the night (10:20pm). There were a few technical difficulties getting things going, but it didn’t affect the film (no trailers, ha ha). I did a little bit of a write-up on my first impressions here, if any of you are interested: https://breathofhallelujah.com/2023/07/17/first-impressions-of-sound-of-freedom/

    I would also say that as tough as the subject is, it’s not graphic at all.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Katja, thank you for writing this movie review. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. BTW, I didn’t know that Tim Ballard was a Mormon. It just goes to show us that we shouldn’t judge.

      Thank God for Tim Ballard –and his wife, who encouraged him to go ahead and quit his job (even though he was close to retirement).

      I know I wouldn’t have gone into the jungles of Columbia like Tim did, knowing that he may not come out. So yes, thank God for people like Tim.

      • One of the fantastic things that they left out – once Ballard quit Homeland Security, it was up to him to find financing for the operation. I think he tapped out a lot of his own money, but Glenn Beck (yes, THAT Glenn Beck) put up a lot of money (I think in the millions) to support Ballard and get his organization (Operation Underground Railroad) up and running.

        There’s a lot that is wrong with the official theology of the Mormon church. That being said, I believe that, as a whole, the Mormon church has moved somewhat more away from Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, etc. When talking with Mormons over the last twenty years or so, they come trying to preach Christ, and I think most of them that are serious in their faith see following Christ as what they are called to do. I think Orthodoxy speaks to Mormons in a way other “denominations” don’t, and I think it is to our detriment when Orthodox write off the sincere faith of Mormons as individuals because of the theological problems there are with the Mormon church.

        • George Michalopulos says

          Katja, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

          I can’t say I’ve known a lot of Mormons (being from Oklahoma and all) but the ones that I have met are some of the sincerest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

        • In a Glasgow bar some decades ago, talking to a returning expat
          who planned to set up a heating consultancy business in the city,
          I mentioned that there was a colony of Mormons in the East End.
          “Can you get me their address” he asked excitedly.
          “Why?” I asked. “Do you want to convert to them?”
          “No!” he said. “You don’t understand about Mormons.
          They don’t drink, don’t smoke and don’t do drugs.
          Apart from that, they come to their work on time.
          I want to employ them!”

  9. I’ve now watched your podcast and the other two posted here, and I had another thought – rather than there necessarily being a conspiracy against the film, I would suppose that there’s also a possibility that many of these “disruptions” could be the work of malevolent spirits. I know that AMC gets called out the most on this, but it was a little weird at the Marcus theater where I went that they were having issues with the sound – the showing was at 10:20pm, wouldn’t they have known earlier in the day that there were issues? We sat there with nothing until 10:30pm, and then the Marcus Theater promo spot played, first without sound, then, after about 2 minutes of that, the sound worked again. Immediately after the Marcus Theater spot, the movie played – there were no promos for other films. I wonder if that was because things were already running late or if the regular theaters don’t want their films being promoted with “Sound of Freedom”.

  10. In the meantime, I just received this meme which kind of says it all:

    “The fact that Disney+ will release a TV series about a girl getting pregnant by the devil in a one night stand but Disney, Amazon, Netflix and Hulu all refuse to stream The Sound of Freedom, should tell you everything you need to know”.

  11. When is the Sound of Freedom UK release date?
    https://www.radiotimes.com/movies/sound-of-freedom-release-date-watch/

    ‘ Angel Studios has confirmed that Sound of Freedom will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 1st September.

    It’s part of a global rollout for the film, which will also see it come out in South Africa on 18th August, Australia and New Zealand on 24th August, multiple Central and South American territories on 31st August, and Spain on 11th October. ‘

    I look forward to its arrival.