by Coachella Valley | May 9, 2016 4:08 pm


Former CIA and Homeland Security agent Tim Ballard brings the fight against child sex-trafficking to the big screen with the release of his documentary THE ABOLITIONISTS in theaters nationwide on May 16th for a one-night only Fathom event. A special panel discussion will follow the film featuring Executive Producer Gerald Molen (SCHINDLER’S LIST, JURASSIC PARK), Tim Ballard and others.

Molen, the Academy Award-winning producer of Schindler’s List, says, “THE ABOLITIONISTS is Schindler’s List for this generation.”

“I believe it’s no coincidence that this film comes almost twenty years after we released Schindler’s List,” said Molen. “The men and women in THE ABOLITIONISTS are simply modern-day abolitionists. Each of them with the same heartfelt mission as those before them: To liberate God’s children from slavery and oppression.”

The documentary features undercover footage from rescue operations around the world, including action-packed, high-risk operations and tender moments of liberating at-risk children. THE ABOLITIONISTS takes viewers behind the scenes as Ballard and his team of highly trained operatives risk their own lives to free innocent children from trafficking, an epidemic that has become the world’s fastest growing crime, with over 27 million people enslaved–nearly 2 million of them children.

On December 10th, 2013, Special Agent Tim Ballard turned in his Homeland Security badge and resigned from his employment with the United States government after spending a decade rescuing children from child sex tourism domestically and overseas. Though his job was difficult, he was proud that his country was one of very few in the world actually doing anything about this problem.

However, despite the U.S. government’s best efforts, Tim observed that red tape and bureaucracy left many children falling through the cracks. These children constitute over 90% of the children lost to child sex slavery, and Tim could do nothing to help them while in the employment of the US government.

Now the Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), Ballard and his team investigate and rescue enslaved children from around the world, while undercover film crews posing as traffickers record each of these dangerous rescue operations.

Utilizing hidden surveillance equipment to capture every moment, the stories of O.U.R. and Ballard’s triumph over evil will leave viewers both disturbed and inspired to join in the fight of THE ABOLITIONISTS.

Coachella Valley Did You Know – Riverside County is a hot spot for human trafficking and experts say they are constantly identifying new victims, including some from the Coachella Valley. The 10 Fwy is a trafficking corridor!

More information about  THE ABOLITIONISTS, visit: https://theabolitionistsmovie.com. Ticket information in the Coachella Valley Please visit https://www.FathomEvents.com.

Join us on our mission to rescue 2 million children. The war to rescue children has just begun.[1]

Join us on our mission to rescue 2 million children. The war to rescue children has just begun.

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