Viral Kony Film Draws Outrage from Ugandans
The 30-minute video, Kony2012, was produced by three US videographers campaigning for greater efforts to capture Kony, the leader of the LRA. The video has been viewed on YouTube alone almost 50 million times in the last five days.
Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary, congratulated the “hundreds of thousands of Americans who have mobilised to this unique crisis of conscience.”
Mr Carney said: “I think this viral video that you mentioned is part of that response, raising awareness about the horific activities of the LRA, and consistent with the bipartisan legislation passed by our congress in 2010 the United States continues to pursue a comprehensive multi-faceted strategy to hel;p the governments and people of Central Africa in their efforts to end the threat posed by the LRA and reduce the human consequences of the LRA’s atrocities.”
Despite the success of the campaign, there is growing outrage in Uganda over the viral film.