Spurring Change: Sound of Freedom and Uncle Tom's Cabin
Sound of Freedom, the upcoming Angel Original opening exclusively in theaters on July 4th, is not just a film–it’s a catalyst for change. With impactful storytelling, incredible direction, and captivating performances, this movie spotlights a critical issue in today’s world and inspires its audience towards awareness and action.
Sound of Freedom is not the first piece of art to spur on change. Let’s dive into what Sound of Freedom is and how it relates to Harriet Beecher Stowe and the abolitionist movement.
Sound of Freedom Synopsis
Sound of Freedom is a gripping and inspiring true story that sheds light on a modern-day hero's fight against human trafficking. Set in present times, the film follows the incredible journey of Tim Ballard, a former Special Agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, who leaves his prestigious government job to dedicate his life to rescuing children from the clutches of international sex trafficking.
The Story of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is the classic novel published in 1852 that addresses the devastating impact of slavery on individuals and society. It follows Uncle Tom, a kind-hearted, deeply religious enslaved man, who is passed from master to master. The book explores the dehumanizing effects of slavery, the cruelty of slaveholders, and the complex relationships between enslaved individuals and their owners.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Abolitionist Movement
When Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published, people started talking. This fictional story highlighted the very real issues of slavery in the U.S. Readers around the country engaged with the honesty of Stowe’s words and started speaking out against the atrocities built into the fabric of daily life in America. These conversations further eroded the relationships between the northern and southern states and brought the country to the brink of the Civil War.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin went on to become the best-selling novel of the 19th century. When President Lincoln met with Harriet Beecher Stowe, he said, “So this is the little lady who made this big war.” One incredibly courageous woman and her harrowing, heartfelt story changed the course of history forever.
We hope Sound of Freedom creates a similar change. Human trafficking is the fastest growing industry in the world, with an estimated $150 billion in profits. While the team behind Sound of Freedom doesn’t represent any specific non-profit organization, their hope is that this movie will spread the awareness that is desperately needed in order to end this horrific industry.
Spread the Word About Sound of Freedom
We want 2 million people to see this film to represent the 2 million children that are trafficked each year. There are so many ways you can help spread the word!