Sunday, March 08, 2009

Invisible Children: The Rescue of Joseph Kony's Child Soldiers in Uganda airs Tues, Mar 10, 7:30 pm at RFC



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The Robinson Film Center is proud to host, says Chris Jay, a one night-only free screening of the independent documentary Invisible Children: The Rescue of Joseph Kony's Child Soldiers, a film about the plight of child soldiers and night commuters in northern Uganda.

The documentary was filmed by three young men from Southern California—Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey and Laren Poole— who traveled to Sudan "to find a story".

Instead, their adventure took them into the depths of northern Uganda where they discovered thousands of people affected by the brutality and attacks of a rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), led by Joseph Kony, infamous for abducting children and forcing them to fight as child soldiers. The documentary focuses largely on the peace process in the region and efforts to save children from the LRA. Footage for the film was collected over the course of six years, says Keegan Batts, the student who proposed an airing of the film to RFC.

Please note that this film is not a continuation of the original film Invisible Children: The Rough Cut; it's a documentary on the war, Kony, and the failed peace process in Uganda and the rescue of the child soldiers.

Show Times:
3/10: 7:30 PM

2 comments:

Peter Eichstaedt said...

I invite you to see my new book on Kony and the LRA, titled First Kill Your Family: Uganda's Child Soldiers and the Lord's Resistance Army, available now at Amazon. See more at www.firstkillyourfamily.com and follow the issue at www.petereichstaedt.blogspot.com
Thanks.

Chris Jay said...

Thank you Robert for helping spread the word about this. It was a standing room-only screening:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robinsonfilmcenter/3346109830/

The screening went great!