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Hugely Popular Viral Video About Uganda Has Its Critics, Too

An emotionally touching short film about Ugandan violence has become a viral sensation for the nonprofit Invisible Children, racking up a combined 15 million views on Vimeo and YouTube in just 48 hours. But the 30-minute clip, titled "Kony 2012," has also drawn criticism from international policy scholars who feel it oversimplifies and even misrepresents a complex issue.
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How the Kony Video Went Viral

News : The Lede (3 years ago)

In just four days, Invisible Children's 30-minute documentary film has rocketed around the Web, garnering more than 40 million views on YouTube and more than 13 million on Vimeo. Read Post

Viral video puts spotlight on Ugandan warlord

News : CNN's This Just In (3 years ago)

A half-hour documentary about a Ugandan warlord is one of the  hottest videos on the Web today, reposted several million times on various social networking sites. The San Diego-based nonprofit Invisible Children produced the film. T... Read Post

Invisible Children to release new video in response to ‘Kony 2012’ criticism

News : BlogPost (3 years ago)

Invisible Children, the nonprofit group that produced the very viral half-hour documentary about brutal Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, will release a new film Monday to respond to criticisms about its campaign and overall approach, CN... Read Post


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