this week i have been:
about this film and the issues it raises
probably by now, most of you have seen it.... but i am wondering what you think
i have been hearing about the controversy for the last couple of days but i hadn't actually taken the time to watch it until today. first, i was extremely moved by it. it seemed to me to be extremely hopeful- people using social media to effect change for the better in the world. second, i went online and read some of the criticisms. and there is a ton of criticism out there. one of the best pieces that tried to dissect the video and its controversy was this one.
only time will tell if this is real social justice activism or a fad designed to mimic the real thing. we will see if Joseph Kony is captured and brought to justice and what difference that makes to people in Africa. until then, in the words of the article i linked to above,
What could possibly be the problem with raising awareness? How on earth can it be a bad thing to call attention to the fact that a horrible war criminal is still at large?