- KONY 2012 - a documentary about Ugandan warlord
- Film aims to create awareness and bring him to justice
- Joseph Kony allegedly responsible for 30,000 abductions
If you’ve accessed Facebook, Twitter using the hash tag #stopkony, Google Plus, or anouther social media website then you will definitely know or have heard of KONY (Joseph Jony 2012)
The KONY 2012 documentary is a 30 minute video, backed by Invisible Children, that’s tapping into the power of viral media to reach a global audience.
It’s based on Joseph Kony – a warlord in Uganda responsible for the enslavement of 30,000 children, Fairfax media reports.
Watch the Kony 2012 video below
KONY 2012: The campaign poster by Invisible Children which has been shared by thousands across social media. Picture: Twitter
Over a period of nearly 30 years, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army has abducted children and forced the boys to kill their parents and turned the girls into sex slaves.
The aim of Kony 2012 is to make the man famous, “not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice”.
Film-maker Jason Russell says Kony is the “most wanted man in the world according to the ICC”, and his documentary aims to put the name into every household’s conversation.
Since going live yesterday, 50,000 Australians have signed onto the cause and with four million views worldwide, the video has certainly grabbed The Internet’s collective attention.