Amazon Prime Video has obtained the streaming rights to the movie “Sound of Freedom,” and it will be available on the platform starting the day after Christmas.
“Sound of Freedom” tells the true story of Tim Ballard, a former Department of Homeland Security agent, and his efforts to combat child sex trafficking worldwide through his nonprofit organization, Operation Underground Railroad.
The movie is currently available for purchase or rental on the Amazon platform. On December 26, it will be included as part of the streaming catalog for Amazon Prime Video subscribers in the U.S., according to Variety.
In “Sound of Freedom,” the role of Tim Ballard is portrayed by Jim Caviezel, known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ.”
“I hope that people have the courage to go see it… Putting our head down in the sand is not going to be what’s going to solve this whole thing. Our love for God’s children has got to be greater than our fear of evil,” expressed Caviezel in an interview with newsfeedworld earlier this year.
The faith-based movie has proven to be a success at the box office, earning approximately $242 million worldwide, according to Variety.
Approximately $5 million was crowdfunded to distribute the film after its original distributor Disney dropped it. Angel Studios, the team behind the film, repaid those who donated by giving them $1.20 for every dollar contributed, in light of the film’s success.
“Sound of Freedom” also garnered attention in conservative politics, with former President Donald Trump privately screening the movie in July, as reported by the Guardian.