Updated: 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.
Around 70 millions views on Youtube since monday last week right now, heavy coverage, one of the biggest media stories in a while and The Guardian already had a look for us here: “A 28-minute film about the plight of children in Africa has been watched more than 21m times on YouTube. But the charity behind it is facing criticism for its Hollywood-style campaigning on the issue. Are the criticisms fair?”
Well… You got 27 minutes? Sit down and have a look yourself before we start the discussion. No, not just the trailer! It’s important. Go Full-Screen and all that.
- it’s powerful, but it’s propaganda.
- Black Star News: KONY 2012, Invisible Children’s Pro-AFRICOM and Museveni Propaganda
- Telegraph: Joseph Kony 2012: growing outrage in Uganda over film – “There is growing outrage in Uganda over a viral internet film viewed by more than 32 million people in four days that suggests Africa’s longest-running conflict is still raging in the country’s north. ”
- Video: The Truth: Kony 2012 Exposed