The anti-child trafficking movie “Sound of Freedom” is set to go global with international screenings beginning in August following its massive success in the United States.
The film’s production company, Angel Studios, posted its international schedules on Twitter, revealing the movie will be screened in almost 20 countries in Central and South America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia, and South Africa.
Angel Studios said more countries are being added weekly for Sound of Freedom as it goes global.
Despite all the odds, including media smears and almost zero marketing, the movie has beaten higher-budget Hollywood movies, with its box office numbers reaching $133 million as of July 28.
The movie’s budget was just $14.5 million.
Angel Studios’ Jared Geesey said, “Since Sound of Freedom launched in the U.S., demand has been building around the world in dozens of regions and languages. Child trafficking is a global issue, and we hope to build on the incredible momentum here in the States and share the film’s powerful message worldwide.”
Mr. Geesey also said to Variety, “Sound of Freedom has become the people’s movie. This is the opposite of the top-down system developed by Hollywood gatekeepers. We are empowering people to be part of choosing, funding, and sharing stories that amplify light and impact culture.”
“While the entire summer movie box office lineup is underperforming, our small independent film continues to grow week over week. Driven by millions of fans and supporters, Sound of Freedom has become a national—and soon international—movement for change,” Mr. Geesey said in a statement.
Goya Foods also helped Sound of Freedom with a donation.
“We helped him [Mr. Verastegui] buy [“Sound of Freedom”] from Disney [and] became executive producers on that,” Robert Unanue, president of Goya Foods, told The Epoch Times.
“It just so happened that several years later, trying to get it distributed that Angel Studios appeared on the scene.”
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced after seeing the film that he would work to give child traffickers the death penalty if re-elected in 2024.
Trump released a video discussing the issue of child trafficking and urged people to see the film.
In the video, Trump discussed some of his accomplishments surrounding the issue while in the White House and hoped to finish the job if re-elected.
“I will immediately end the Biden border nightmare that traffickers are using to exploit vulnerable women and children,” Trump said.
“We will fully secure the border. I will wage war on the cartels, just as I destroyed the ISIS caliphate.”