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What happened when the Kony 2012 video was screened in Uganda?

People in Uganda, including Kony victims, had heard about the Kony 2012 video. So what happened when it was screened?

"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 commercialized their suffering, as the film promotes Kony bracelets and other fundraising merchandise, with the aim of making Kony infamous... The event ended with the angrier members of the audience throwing rocks and shouting abusive criticism, as the rest fled for safety, leaving an abandoned projector, with organizers and the press running for cover until the dust settled."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/kony-2012-screening-in-uganda-met-with-anger-rocks-thrown-at-screen/2012/03/15/gIQADD98DS_blog.html
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As Rosebell Kagumire eloquent summed up on March 7...
My response to KONY2012.

This is only a surprise to those not-familiar and fallen to Invisible Children's slick 30min advertisement
 
I completely understand where they are coming from, as well as their reaction to the film, but they were never the intended audience. The intended audience was always white eighteen to twenty something North Americans with near unending disposable income and time. Having, for the most part, never experienced something more evil than the way we kill and prepare animal meat for consumption, most people in this demographic can not identify with someone who has had their arm blown off by a land mine while his friends are killed in the same explosion. Also the reality is, that the purposed deadline of Dec 31 2012, is unlikely, most people will all but forget this whole movement by the end of next month.

What strikes me is that the social mobilization of this project and its potential seems to be largely ignored... if humanity is to grow and surpass its current state of social evolution it is time for the world to band together and actually do something about those responsible for crimes against humanity. We are border-lining to point where we go from country/continent-centred view to a global one, and the internet has shown this especially over the past 5 years as it has truly become more accessible. our global shared knowledge and our ability to interact with other cultures on a one on one basis, allows us to finally make this leap.
 
How would you expect them to react to a film promising to make Kony famous? The irony will be lost on them i'm sure.
 
+Mike Byrne is right about the audience. Every single Ugandan probably is already more aware of Kony than they'd be comfortable with, whereas majority of people outside of Uganda did not know him. This disparity of knowledge is probably irrelevant on Ugandans whose lives have been deeply scarred by him, and sees such awareness campaign more as a profit-driven effort with wrong goals (the racial bias fuels this as well--white people trying to help the helpless black folks). Even the U.S. media was sensitive about publishing too much about the perpetrators of 9/11 compare to the lives victimized by the tragedy, and switched gears. The founders of the Invisible Children have right passions, but not necessarily right methodology. I think MLK's quote is fitting here: "The means we use should be as pure as the ends we seek."
 
"The means we use should be as pure as the ends we seek." - exactly.
 
oseph Kony has been dead for twelve years. KONY 2012 is a scam. Anonymous has successfully breached their tax information and discovered that only 8% of the money made by KONY 2012 goes to the invisible children.
 
Agreed the money never gets to the kids they are a proud people one big con,
 
I questioned "US is there for oil" argument until I hit upon this:
http://www.economist.com/node/15825780

and little more context from here: http://www.boston.com/news/specials/oil_in_africa/ _"15% of oil ... comes from Africa... 25% in next 10 years."_

Not surprising, just sad that we're actively putting big question marks on our national character by sending troops there in the name of humanitarian assistance. I know some people think the U.S. has done worse in recent past, but this is really a bad way to promote a national interest when globalization is so blatantly apparent. You don't act in a way that others would question your integrity... oh, is that a line from Greg Smith's recent rant? Sorry, didn't mean to plagiarize, but it seems like everyone in the U.S. has gone through the same school to be so like-minded for some reason... what happened to all those efforts of William Bennett? Oh, didn't he make a significant impact in American culture? Not even a dent? I guess we're reaping what we've been sowing. Let's start sowing something better.
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