Ugandans react to Kony 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Over 35,000 Ugandans participated in a public screening of the viral Kony 2012 video, in the North Ugandan city of Lira, this Tuesday. And they pretty much do not approve.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb who was at the spot, reports:
People I spoke to anticipated seeing a video that showed the world the terrible atrocities that they had suffered during the conflict, and the ongoing struggles they still face trying to rebuild their lives after two lost decades.

The audience was at first puzzled to see the narrative lead by an American man – Jason Russell – and his young son.

Towards the end of the film, the mood turned more to anger at what many people saw as a foreign, inaccurate account that belittled and commercialised their suffering, as the film promotes Kony bracelets and other fundraising merchandise, with the aim of making Kony infamous.
Al Jazeera | via

Previously: Uganda, on the Kony issue
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