Ugandan Bloggers Film Response To 'Kony 2012'
1 year ago
They say they want their story told For Us By Us
One of the biggest stories of 2012 has been Invisible Children's documentary on Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army. The clip went on to garner some 88 million views and counting, while its follow-up effort suffered somewhat of a sophomore slump and only got just over 1 million views.
Either way, the video has evoked a ton of emotion from both people supporting its attempt to bring light to the tortured children, and those who think it was a well-executed piece of propaganda. The Ugandans have been less than impressed with the film, saying there's too many white people in it. So now, a group of Ugandan bloggers have teamed up to tell the story from their point of view, and to show the strides they have made since Kony's reign of terror, independent of the help of any filmmakers.
Al Jazeera followed them in the clip below:
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