The number one trend in the world is Invisible Children’s latest film, KONY 2012, which premiered online yesterday and resulted in a worldwide movement to #stopkony.
The project aims to stop Joseph Kony, the Ugandan guerrilla group leader and head of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a group engaged in a violent campaign using kidnapped child soldiers to fight for them.
The KONY 2012 film and campaign by Invisible Children’s aim is to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
Under Kony’s leadership, the LRA has abducted and forced over 66,000 children to fight in their wars, and has also forced the internal displacement of over 2 million people since its rebellion began in 1986.
In 2005, Kony was indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, but has succeeded in evading capture.
The 30-minute documentary follows Invisible Children co-founder and filmmaker Jason Russell and his relationship with Jacob, a former LRA child soldier he met more than ten years ago. It is a powerful film and we ask you to take a half hour of your time to watch it.