While in Nicaragua doing mission work, Producers Barb Madison and Sarah Bernard uncovered a story they were compelled to share with the world.
Oscar's story is one of survival. From a traumatic childhood at home, he was recruited to be a teenage soldier for the Sandinista Army in the 1970s. Seeking revenge for the violence inflicted on his family, Oscar rose through the ranks, even sent to Cuba to train to be a General. He returned as a hit man for the Sandinistas and continued his life of violence, adding drug smuggling and abuse to take him to the peak of despair.
Today, Oscar has turned his life in a completely different direction. After a journey of self-discovery, he put his life to work for those trapped in modern-day slavery in Nicaragua. In his past, he sought revenge. Now, he helps rescue women and children from prostitution and the world that surrounds it.
The support from you will help us tell Oscar's story. We need your financial help right now to pay production and travel expenses and to begin translating and transcribing the footage we already have. Your contributions will go directly to help finish this film which will support the cause of ending modern-day slavery.
Hit Man to Hero is a feature-length documentary film that tells the true and compelling account of one man's journey from hatred to forgiveness. As a young boy soldier in Nicaragua, Oscar trained to be an executioner and ultimately became a drug smuggler and cocaine addict. Today, this humble and wise man devotes his life to liberating women and child victims of prostitution and sexual slavery.