Propaganda is important, whether you’re the brutal leader of a violent army or the people trying to stop him.
The organization Invisible Children has a new video about Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, and the 30-minute take down piece has gone viral online.
Kony, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity, has been on a violent campaign against the Ugandan government since 1986. The warlord and his army have reportedly displaced more than 2 million people, and abducted 66,000 children.
Filmmaker Jason Russell’s video, titled “Kony 2012,” scored nearly 3 million views just this week, with some social media help from the likes of Roger Ebert, and a groundswell of young people sharing the 30-minute piece online.
Invisible Children hopes the video will keep the pressure on world leaders by making it an issue for young people around the world.