“Kony 2012 Part II – Beyond Famous” Takes On Critics [Video]
Invisible Children has released the second installment of Kony 2012. The charity is looking to answer their critics, keep up the pressure and let the world know who the evil Joseph Kony really is and what he has done.
“KONY 2012: Part II-Beyond Famous” clocks in at just under 20 minutes and brings the viewer on a journey that delves into the real Lord’s Resistance Army and its wave of violence across Central Africa under the command of guerrilla leader Joseph Kony. More than 100 million people viewed the first video after it was released on YouTube.
Invisible Children, the advocacy group behind the Kony videos, says that the new video addresses the efforts that are underway to finally end Kony’s reign of terror.
The advocacy group responds to critics who say that the original over-simplified a complex issue, was too American-centric, promoted “slacktivism,” and was the work of a charity that provides little money directly to the people they intend to help.
Ben Keesey, CEO of the non-profit group, said,
“We want people to dig deeper into this conflict and actively engage in the solutions. A month ago, we launched Kony 2012 with the goal to make Joseph Kony famous in order to bring his crimes to light, and people all around the world are now calling for his arrest. “Beyond Famous” is a call to turn global awareness into informed action.”
The film also highlights advances made by the group since releasing the first film a month ago. Since the video was released, more than 90 members of Congress sponsored legislation to go after Joseph Kony and put the pressure on the African Union to bring him to justice.
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