Two showings of the summer’s sleeper hit “Sound of Freedom
” were planned and then canceled by the US Southern Command.
According to the Military Times
, critics of the anti-child sex trafficking film
have questioned whether SOUTHCOM’s leadership is following a policy that requires troops to remain apolitical at work.
The outlet pointed to the words of human trafficking and exploitation consultant Sunnetta “Sunny” Slaughter, who asked, “What is the idea and the ideology behind putting this on a military installation? Is this some form of indoctrination into an ideology of extremism?” while accusing the film’s star Jim Caviezel of using having ties to Qanon.
The free screenings of the film, which has grossed over $200 million, had been planned for Aug. 28 and Oct. 19. A flyer obtained by the outlet from Joanne B. Fitzgerald, US Army Garrison-Miami manager, invited all locally based personnel to attend and stated the film was being shown “In support of SOUTHCOM’s mission to promote respect for human rights and combating trafficking in persons in Central and South America and the Caribbean.”