Vance hosts film screening to shed light on child trafficking

Advance tickets are available for free event

Alaska House Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, is sponsoring a free showing of the 2022 American action drama film “Sound of Freedom” at the Homer Theatre on Thursday, July 6 at 4:30 p.m.

A “captivating movie that sheds light on the dark reality of child trafficking and the extraordinary efforts made by courageous individuals to bring hope to those trapped in its grasp,” the film portrays a gripping story of hope and resilience and teaches viewers about actions all can take to protect the most vulnerable members of society, according to a June 22 press release from Vance’s office.

“Sound of Freedom” is based on purportedly true events centered around a former government agent-turned vigilante who embarked on a mission to rescue children from cartels and human traffickers in Latin America. The film premiered at the Coronado Island Film festival in November 2022 and is slated for worldwide distribution by Angel Studios on July 4.

The film’s subject ties into Vance’s continued efforts to raise awareness about and fight child trafficking through legislation.

“As the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Vance has been actively fighting human trafficking through her work at the State Capitol by highlighting this grave issue during her ‘Justice in Human Trafficking Week,’” the release states. “With more than two million children falling victim to this abhorrent crime each year, it is a matter that hits close to home, even within our own Alaskan communities.”

Advance tickets for the July 6 screening are available by calling 907-235-2921. Tickets for this free event are available on a first-come, first-served basis.