Emiley Morgan | April 21st, 2014 | deseretnews.com
Film about man’s crusade against child sex slavery discussed, previewed at Comic Con
SALT LAKE CITY — Mike Holloway walked up to the booth in the crowded Salt Palace Convention Center Saturday, his hand outstretched, offering a $20 bill.
Someone took the cash, returning with a t-shirt and $15 in change.
“Keep it,” Holloway said. “You guys are doing a good thing.”
In a venue packed to the gills with people of all ages dressed as favorite heroes and anti-heroes from films and television shows for Salt Lake Comic Con, another man in an “Abolitionist” shirt might be the closest to a real hero. Timothy Ballard, CEO and founder of Operation Underground Railroad, recently left the job he held for over a decade at U.S. Department of Homeland Security where he fought child sex crimes to focus on helping even more enslaved children.
Following a panel discussion Saturday, he and producer Gerald Molen, who has produced a number of films, including “Schindler’s List”, presented their trailer for “The Abolitionists.”
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