ACI Prensa Staff, Sep 3, 2023 / 07:00 am
Tim Ballard, a former U.S. Homeland Security agent who risked his life to fight child trafficking, discussed the impact of the movie “Sound of Freedom,” which is based on his work, in an Aug. 29 interview with ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner. “I’ve spent more than 20 years helping children in this fight against trafficking,” he said.
His work has been brought to the big screen in the successful film, which was recently shown at a preview in Mexico City. In the movie Ballard is portrayed by Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.”
The former agent stressed that the film, which opened Aug. 30 in various Latin American countries, “has been a miracle” since the “the biggest problem” he has faced has been “opening the eyes of the world.”
Ballard is the founder and former CEO of the nonprofit organization Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R).