Kony 2012 – Invisible Children
It's not often I get touched by a film/documentary but the Kony 2012 video certainly got me.
Kony 2012 is a film made by an organisation called Invisible Children. The film was released on YouTube three days ago and since then, has been viewed over seven million times. Kony 2012 has also been the number one trend on twitter for the past 30 hours. The aim of the film is to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and to set a precedent for international justice.
Joseph Kony is the leader of an Ugandan rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). In 2005, he was #1 on the International Criminal Courts world’s worst criminals list. For 26 years, the LRA has been kidnapping children; turning the females into sex slaves and the boys into child soldiers. Numbers suggest that in this time, there has not just been a few kidnappings, but over 30,000 children have been kidnapped by the LRA.
How lucky we are. We go about living our daily lives without having to think how hard others have it in countries such as Uganda. We don’t have the troubles of going to sleep and not knowing if our children or grandchildren will be there in the morning. We have enough food to feed our population and most importantly we have clean water. I have already taken the step of purchasing a supporter kit which includes a t-shirt and posters. One person does have the power to change the world; right now that person is Joseph Kony. Tomorrow, I know it is Drew Patchell.
Take the time (30 minutes) to watch the film!