KONY 2012: What do Ugandans think?
by Andy M.
The reactions featured in this video report on the screening are a far cry from the outburst of support that pummeled through Western nations. One local Ugandan featured in the video, an LRA survivor who only had one arm due to the other being blown off in a land mine, seemed pained at some of Invisible Children’s campaign strategies. “If people in those countries care about us, they will not wear t-shirts of Joseph Kony for any reason,” he said. “That would celebrate our suffering.”
Another local Ugandan stated, “We wanted to see our local people who are killed. So these are all white men, different from northern Uganda.”
“What has angered people is that the video is about a white person, not about the victims,” said Emmy Okello, a radio journalist in Lira featured in another report. “All of them came here hoping to see video that tells their story.”