“Sound of Freedom” Director Squashes CBS QAnon Claims

(USNewsMag.com) – The director of “Sound of Freedom” is pushing back on claims by CBS and others that he and the film have anything to do with QAnon conspiracy theorists.

“Sound of Freedom” is an independent film that tells the story of a former U.S. government agent who embarks on a mission to save children from traffickers in Columbia. It received widespread attention for its portrayal of child trafficking in South America, which also helped raise a national discussion about the problem in the US with the open border. Just a few months ago, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) volunteer turned whistleblower Tara Lee Rodas, who originally shared her story with Project Veritas, testified before a House Committee about government-sponsored, taxpayer-funded child trafficking of unaccompanied migrant children after crossing the border.

CBS Mornings ran an entire segment portraying the film and its supporters as being associated with QAnon. Jamie Yuccas, the co-host who filled in for the segment, said the movie is “a lightning rod for controversy and conspiracy theories. He said “supporters” of QAnon have embraced the film because they “falsely believe” that human trafficking rings exist and are controlled by “Hollywood and the so-called liberal political elites.”

The writer and director of the film, Alejandro Monteverde, was brought on by CBS to be interviewed for the segment. Monteverde was asked about how he felt that his movie was at the center of so much controversy, which Monteverde said only seems to be a phenomenon in America. The writer-director told CBS he’s traveling around the world, from Latin America to London, to promote the film, and no one in those places ever mentioned a “controversy.”

Monteverde described the US as a “megaphone” for such conspiracy theories about their connection to conspiracy theorists, which doesn’t “exist over there. Cohost Gayle King pushed back by stating that the popularity of the movie is “fueled by many people who believe” in QAnon.

Monteverde replied that the motive for the film “was pure.” Human trafficking, he said, is “not an issue that belongs to liberals” or “conservatives,” but a “fundamental human rights issue.”

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