The Abolitionists: New Movie Brings Human Trafficking to the Big Screen

How many Americans know about the extent of human trafficking around the globe? Thanks to this film, more soon will. From BarbWire:

A new movie out May 16 brings the issue of child sex trafficking to the big screen. The Abolitionists follows special ops teams as they go undercover freeing child sex slaves and arresting traffickers.

Sex trafficking has become one of the world’s largest and fastest growing criminal enterprises, with more than 2 million young victims.

It may seem like a hopeless problem to many, but not Tim Ballard, a man with one mission: end child sex trafficking.

Watch the The Abolitionists trailer below:

“This problem is not going away with the status quo solution, there’s too many victims, there’s too much of this evil out there,” says Ballard, Founder and CEO of Operation and Underground Railroad.

Ballard began his fight while working for Homeland Security handling trafficking cases with American victims. Then, after seeing the international scope of this problem, he realized as a private citizen, he could save even more children.

In a leap of faith, Ballard started Operation Underground Railroad , a non-profit comprised of former CIA, special ops, and Navy Seals who are experts in extraction missions. Since they began two years ago, they have rescued 521 victims and arrested 161 human traffickers.

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