Sunday, May 3, 2009

Invisible Children

Taken directly from the Invisible Children Website:

"In the spring of 2003, three young filmmakers traveled to Africa in search of a story. What started out as a filmmaking adventure transformed into much more when these boys from Southern California discovered a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them, a tragedy where children are both the weapons and the victims.

After returning to the States, they created the documentary "Invisible Children: Rough Cut," a film that exposes the tragic realities of northern Uganda.s night commuters and child soldiers.

The film was originally shown to friends and family, but has now been seen by millions of people. The overwhelming response has been, "How can I help?" To answer this question, the non-profit Invisible Children, Inc. was created, giving compassionate individuals an effective way to respond to the situation."

I encourage all of you to watch this documentary. After seeing it, I have become quite involved with the cause...helping to organize a campus-wide event that took place in March, which won a national award. Last weekend, I abducted myself...and so did thousands of others...we were in 100 cities all over the world...and we waited. We waited to be rescued. There is an update to the documentary that just came out within the last's called the rescue, so you should watch that too. Above you will find the trailer to the first documentary. After you watch it, I'm sure you'll want to see the rest...We all have to work together if we ever want this war to end...and the first thing you can do is educate yourself about this if you want to know more about Invisible Children, check out their website...

Invisible Children Website

Watch the Full Documentary Here

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