Sunday, October 7, 2012

MOVE: Invisible Children's new film from the creators of KONY 2012

MOVE is a behind-the-scenes look at the viral video KONY 2012, the organization behind it, and the movement that made Joseph Kony famous. You can lead or you can follow, but eventually everyone will have to MOVE.

MOVE: what we aim to achieve

KONY 2012 showed the world that Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) must be stopped to set a new precedent for international justice and help people in central Africa find peace. In response, world leaders from U.S. President Barack Obama to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon made promises to help make it happen.
But Joseph Kony continues to roam free.

What’s Happening

Recent reports from leaders in central Africa and escaped LRA abductees [1] indicate that Kony is roaming freely in an area controlled by Sudan near the border of Central African Republic. Meanwhile, his top commanders are perpetrating attacks hundreds of miles away. So far in 2012, the LRA has carried out 233 attacks on communities in CAR and neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), abducting at least 402 innocent civilians [2]. Approximately 470,000 [3] people are currently displaced by these attacks, out of fear of the LRA.

What We’re Doing

Invisible Children works with regional partners and civil society leaders in the LRA affected regions to bring a responsible and permanent end to this conflict by prioritizing civilian protection, defection of LRA members, and the rehabilitation of affected communities through our Protection and Recovery Programs [4] in central and East Africa. Our programs address these critical concerns in the following ways:
Civilian Protection – The Early Warning Radio Network protects civilians by giving remote communities the communication infrastructure to report LRA attacks and receive warning when LRA groups are active nearby.

Online premiere of MOVE

Our newest film, MOVE, is premiering at on Sunday, October 7 at 7:00PM PDT.
The film is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the most viral video ever, Invisible Children itself, and the mechanics of a movement to stop one of the world’s worst war criminals. Directed by our chief storyteller Jason Russell, this film challenges a generation to take a stand for international justice. Either you lead or you follow, but everyone will eventually have to MOVE.
Prior to the film’s online release, Jason Russell will appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter in his first on-air interview since March. The interview will air at 9/8c on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
I know, we’re excited too.
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