On December 10th, 2013 Special Agent Tim Ballard turned in his Homeland Security badge and resigned from his employment with the United States government. He had spent over a decade ... See full summary »
Searching for Gardy is the dramatic episodic finale to The Abolitionists mini-series. This film features Operation Underground Railroad as they follow the trail in search for a young boy, Gardy, who was abducted from a church in Haiti.
Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids For Cash exposes a shocking American... See full summary »
Tim Ballard left his post as a special agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to form Operation Underground Railroad and go undercover to rescue child sex trafficking victims that he couldn't save when bound by government restrictions. Join Tim and his special forces team as they go undercover in Haiti to bring a ring of sex traffickers who bribed their way out of jail, to justice.Written by
My skepticism meter was pegging when the documentary featured Glenn Beck, Tony Robbins and Orren Hatch as spokespersons. Beck and Hatch are right wingers who have taken the dark side of humanitarian causes and, like so many right-wingers, they have been a fountain of lies. Not really sure what Robbins was doing in the film.
However, the problem and the cause is real, and, the people fighting for the release of children who are being enslaved around the world are doing good work. The documentary and its impact would have been stronger if the pool of on-screen talent were not so lacking in credibility in general. It is entirely possible that Glenn Beck and Orren Hatch are capable of humanitarian, selfless goodwill. So much of their reputation is so caustic and disreputable, it was a mistake to attempt to establish public credibility with controversial talking heads.
So my questions throughout were is this some kind of appeal from a church sect? Is this some sort of effort to attack liberals?
It was none of these things. It was a heart-rending story about the abduction of children, and the efforts of Operation Underground Railroad to locate them and free them.
The story runs into credibility headwinds and would have been better served by a cast of people who have humanitarian credentials.
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