Our regular news outlets often overlook some of the world’s worst atrocities. This 30 minute documentary, Kony 2012, will open your eyes to one of the worst crimes against humanity that is still going on today: Joseph Kony is the leader of Uganda’s most dangerous guerrilla group, the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Joseph Kony, using 66,000 (other estimates are over 100,000) children as soldiers and displacing over 2 million people since starting his ‘holy’ rebellion.
In 2005, he was indicted by the International Criminal Court for his war crimes but has been on the run ever since. He is still living free and fighting. Three documentary film makers went to Uganda to record the truth and raise global awareness. As the film’s creators have said that their intentions for the film are “not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”
Also, here is a critical review of Kony 2012. It is important to study both sides of an issue before drawing your own conclusions.
Do your part of the battle by informing yourself through this eye-opening documentary and spreading the word to others that have not heard about the atrocities this man is committing to innocent civilians. Joseph Kony needs to be captured so he can face the trial and justice could be served.
UPDATE: One fact that has not well been reported? Kony isn’t in Uganda and the war footage they use in the documentary is mostly not from Uganda, as well.
UPDATE, March 8th, 2012: There has been a huge amount of worldwide interest in this documentary and it has been received acclaim as well as some criticism. In response to the criticism, the filmmakers have released an official response. Read the official response.