The Invisible Children.
A while back I watched a documentary that left a lingering horror in my thoughts.
Kids in Africa were commuting during the night to escape being captured and forced as soldiers, living in fear and sleeping on damp, hard floors.
Three college boys made this documentary travelling to Africa to do so. The interviews with the children are intense. Things we are fortunate enough to know nothing about, the terror these people live in is unimaginable.
Invisible Children Documentary
Then, the other day while browsing Facebook I started noticing many of these ‘Kony 2012’ posts being shared around.
Kony is the head of the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) who is responsible for this terror and chaos.
The purpose of this movement is to draw attention to this and not have it forgotten and to Kony and hopefully finally have him captured and held accountable for what he’s done. He is among the most wanted men worldwide.
On April 20th, 2012 there is scheduled to be a massive overnight poster campaign for Kony 2012 anywhere where there are people who want to get involved. There are kits available for purchase on the Invisible Children Website. Read more about the movement there. It’s quite something.
The support this has rendered from Facebook is amazing and inspiring.
“The LRA left Uganda for good once the Juba Peace Talks began in 2006. Since 2008, they have carried out their attacks in the border regions of northeastern Congo, South Sudan, and Central African Republic.” Invisible Children History
Take a half hour (or more to watch the full documentary) and have a look at the Kony 2012 Campaign.