Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video (watch below) about Joseph Kony and his army of rebels and child soldiers has sparked a lot of controversy recently. Keith Wright, International President of Food for the Hungry, attempts to balance the conversation: “It’s a personal issue for me…I’ve been on the wrong end of some of his AK-47’s.”
While the video has raised awareness of Kony at a startling rate and ignited a movement, it ignores some of the deeper political issues in play. “What concerns me about the movement itself is that it puts that group and the U.S. government as the main responders…it’s much more complicated than that.” In the end, the solution will have to include partnership with the affected communities.
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Watch Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 video: