Screening of the Kony 2012 Film for Victims in Northern Uganda
The African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET) is bringing the video Kony 2012, produced by the U.S. charity Invisible Children, to remote areas of northern Uganda. Since it was posted on the internet the short film has attracted over 70 million viewers worldwide. Founded in 2005, AYINET’s focus is helping the victims of war that have been physically and emotionally harmed and are in need of medical and psychological rehabilitation.
In northern Uganda, few the war survivors have access to internet, television and electricity. If the people of that region have heard of the film at all, their information has so far been almost exclusively from secondary sources. For this reason AYINET is organizing community screening across northern Uganda, starting from Lira Town on 13th March 2012, 7:00 PM East Africa time.
“It’s our commitment to bring the world to the victims’ communities, and the victims’ communities to the world,” said AYINET Director Victor Ochen. The screening will continue throughout March in remote areas of northern Uganda to inform people about the film and the realities of what is happening nationally, regionally and internationally on the issues raised.
AYINET invite’s our fellow citizens to attend the showing, to critically discuss the actions presently being taken by the state and international community, and to discuss citizens’ priorities and the actions needed for rebuilding their lives and communities. For inquiry please contact
Victor OCHEN, Director
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NB: Dates for screening in other new communities will be subsequently communicated.