Kony 2012 Sequel Addresses Critics; Brings Focus Back to Warlord's Victims (Video)
Invisible Children has released a second short film after the first becomes mired in controversy.
San Diego-based advocacy group, Invisible Children, has released a second Kony 2012 video titled Beyond Famous.
Right away, the video addresses the criticism surrounding its first video, including charges of oversimplifying the problem of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony’s child soldiers and representing a predominately Western point of view of the issue.
With interviews from leaders in the affected areas and a new narrator, Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey, the new 20-minute film hopes to build on the awareness created by the first and show viewers how they can translate their anger into action.
The video doesn’t address the baffling events that transpired after the first film gained the attention of millions of viewers and celebrities, including Justin Bieber and Angelina Jolie. Police detained the face of the Kony 2012 movement and Invisible Children co-founder, Jason Russell, after he had a naked breakdown in public last month.
Later, his wife Danica released a statement on his mental health, saying “the preliminary diagnosis he received is called brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress and dehydration.”
Watch the sequel below.