There’s been a lot of talk over the last few days in Internet-land about a video by Invisible Children (I’ve blogged about them here before). I won’t get into what they do, because I’ll leave a link to their website at the end of this post. I found it necessary to post my fews on their KONY 2012 campaign and video. The video explains how they want to make Joseph Kony “famous” and also explains what he does / did and what can be done about it. I completely agree with the organisation and their aims and methods. I think that what they do is necessary and affective. I’ve been getting a lot of criticism from people in college over the last few days over my fews on it (I’m also passionate about this and opinionated and hot tempered so that doesn’t really go my way…). I heard the people who saw the video when it was first posted on Facebook on the 5th called “hipsters”. I found and posted the video BEFORE everyone else on my Facebook friends list and I have supported Invisible Children since 2008, does that make me a hipster too? No, I didn’t think so either.
Here’s a link to the actual KONY 2012 video.
Here’s a link to a response to an article about a photograph that has people questioning IC’s practices
Here’s a link to a response by IC about all the critiques they were receiving after posting the video and it getting millions of views.