Invisible Children to present "Kony 2012 Part II" at Gannett: Activists to discuss controversy over documentary

Posted by Brendan James

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Invisible Children's Tri-State team will be coming to Skidmore to screen their film "Kony 2012 Part II." 

On the heels of their viral documentary "Kony 2012," detailing the crimes of Joseph Kony and Lord's Resistance Army of Uganda, the new film, "Kony 2012 Part II," is "aimed at digging deeper and giving the audience a closer look into the actions of the LRA, what Invisible Children is doing about it, and what every one of us can do to help end the longest running conflict in Central Africa," according to the group's Facebook page.

The film will be presented by three Invisible Children members, or "roadies," and a native Ugandan. "I have been involved with Invisible Children since 2009, it was my senior year of high school and I found the organization on the Internet," says David Katz '14, an Invisible Children activist and  treasurer of Skidmore's Environmental Action Club.

Katz has organized the event to continue to publicize the crimes of the LRA as well as the controversy surrounding the "Kony 2012" documentary.

"Unfortunately, [Invisible Children's] newest film Kony 2012 has brought immense publicity but not without criticism," he notes. "I for one, as a longtime supporter of the organization took a lot of the criticism personally at first. However, the truth remains that constructive dialogue can never hurt."

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