Who We Are
#Uganda2012 is an online social media project founded by a group of Ugandans to recapture the narrative about Joseph Kony and Northern Uganda from Invisible Children and its #KONY2012.
Most Ugandans were shocked to witness a video that moved to “Make Kony Famous” and mischaracterized the war in Northern Uganda (the war ended in 2006). Many of you have read about the criticisms and the subsequent responses from Invisible Children.
Now it is time for Ugandans to tell you the real story!
#Uganda2012 will fund a small, motivated group of Ugandan media makers to tell their own stories.
The first part of the project will be a film called #Uganda2012. The film will harness the creative energies of Ugandan filmmakers, photographers, activists, writers, poets and artists to tell the REAL story of Joseph Kony’s tragic legacy in Northern Uganda and document the the work of many amazing Ugandans who have worked tirelessly to rebuild the region. The film will be released on April 18, two days before the #KONY2012 “Cover the Night” action.
The second part of the project will be a website that will publish stories of Ugandans who are working for positive social change in their own country.
Any additional funds will go to sponsor other Ugandans who would like to tell their own story using their media of choice.
If you help fund this project we will not send you a t-shirt. We will not send you a bracelet. We will not ask you to vandalize your city with the face of a mass murderer.
What we can promise you is that we will tell you the real story of Kony and the child soldiers. Plus we guarantee that 100 percent of the money pledged will go to Ugandans on the ground.
Help Ugandans bring their narrative back home where it belongs.
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