The Abolitionist


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 rescuing children from child sex tourism both domestically and overseas. Though his job was difficult, he was proud that his country was one of very few in the world who was actually doing anything about this problem.

However, mired in red tape and bureaucracy, Tim left to begin saving the children that he saw falling out of the purview of the US government.

These children constitute over 90% of the children lost to child sex slavery and he could do nothing to help them while in the employment of the US government.

This is a story about the lost children and the jump team’s exploits as they investigate and liberate enslaved children from around the world.

Official Movie Trailer

Directors Statement

When we first set out to make this film we wanted to help the cause but all we could do is make films. Knowing very little about the actual world of child sex trafficking, we were nervous about
how the experience would impact each of us and our families.

Chet and I have relayed very little to our families. In some small way I now understand why veterans from wars don’t go home and
brag about what they’ve done or tour around giving speeches about their experiences on the battlefield.

How selfish that perspective now seems after having seen the faces of these young children. It was an honor to follow these brave men and women and be a part of their team that is involved
in such important work.

We pray that our film lives up to the importance and weight of the cause.

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