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KONY 2012

A lot of discussion is going on about a documentary that reached 75 million views within 7 days on YouTube. “Kony 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”

Some reactions to the film:

It is hard to respect any documentary on northern Uganda where a five year-old white boy features more prominently than any northern Ugandan victim or survivor.
Justice in Conflict

Invisible Children’s Kony documentary is an organizing narrative, to a tee. From a purely quantitative perspective, KONY 2012 is not about the LRA, Joseph Kony, or political violence in northern Uganda. Rather, it’s a story of one man (Jason Russell, Invisible Children’s co-founder and the documentary’s director), scaled up to the story of common humanity (young students, mobilizing their communities in support of justice, human rights, and peace in northern Uganda) and the urgency of active action against LRA atrocities in Central Africa.
Securing Rights

  • learn who this sick sadistic man that makes children kill their parents and other children is, turns young girls into sex slaves and boys into boy soldiers used to kill other children for no other reason than wanting to show people how powerful he is.
    Amazing documentry I haven’t much but I want to and will help. Kony must be stopped if we have it in our power to stop him we must all chip in and do our part in contribution and or making people aware, everyone that knows about this man will agree he needs to be stopped, I didnt know anything about this guy until i watched this video, making people aware is key. gr8 documentry. watch it!!!

  • Colin

    Just aside, this is not quite a documentary… and certainly doesn’t belong in “education”.

Duration: 29:59
Language: EN
CC available: EN, FR, ES-MX
Resolution max: 1080p
Video Source: YouTube
Provided by: Invisible Children
Published on: 2012-03-12
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