Update (3-9-2012): Since originally posting this information, there has been a lot of backlash regarding the Kony 2012 campaign. I came across this blog post which sums up nicely how I feel about the backlash, the video, and the good things that may arise from it. Click to read KONY and the Backlash on This Needs to Stop.
I didn’t know about this man until today. I didn’t know about this situation until today. I am sharing this with you today. Please take the half hour to become informed. Please post this on every/any social networking site that you visit. Please become a part.
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
HOW TO HELP: Visit: http://kony2012.com
Donate to Invisible Children: https://stayclassy.org/checkout/set-donation?eid=14711
For info on Invisible Children: http://invisiblechildren.com
DIRECTOR: Jason Russell LEAD EDITOR: Kathryn Lang EDITORS: Kevin Trout, Jay Salbert, Jesse Eslinger LEAD ANIMATOR: Chad Clendinen ANIMATOR: Jesse Eslinger 3-D MODELING: Victor Soto VISUAL EFFECTS: Chris Hop WRITERS: Jason Russell, Jedidiah Jenkins, Kathryn Lang, Danica Russell, Ben Keesey, Azy Groth PRODUCERS: Kimmy Vandivort, Heather Longerbeam, Chad Clendinen, Noelle Jouglet ORIGINAL SCORES: Joel P. West SOUND MIX: Stephen Grubbs, Mark Friedgen, Smart Post Sound COLOR: Damian Pelphrey, Company 3 CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey, Laren Poole, Gavin Kelly, Chad Clendinen, Kevin Trout, Jay Salbert, Shannon Lynch PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Jaime Landsverk LEAD DESIGNER: Tyler Fordham DESIGNERS: Chadwick Gantes, Stephen Witmer
MUSIC CREDIT: “02 Ghosts I” Performed by Nine Inch Nails Written by Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor Produced by Alan Moulder, Atticus Ross, and Trent Reznor Nine Inch Nails appear courtesy of The Null Corporation
“Punching in a Dream” Performed by The Naked and Famous Written by Aaron Short, Alisa Xayalith, and Thom Powers Produced by Thom Powers The Naked and Famous appear courtesy of Somewhat Damaged and Universal Republic
“Arrival of the Birds” Performed by The Cinematic Orchestra Written by The Cinematic Orchestra Produced by The Cinematic Orchestra The Cinematic Orchestra appears courtesy of Disney Records
“Roll Away Your Stone” Performed by Mumford and Sons Written by Benjamin Lovett, Edward Dwane, Marcus Mumford, and Winston Marshall Produced by Markus Dravs Mumford and Sons appear courtesy of Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC
“On (Instrumental)” Performed by Bloc Party Written by Bloc Party Produced by Jacknife Lee Bloc Party appears courtesy of Vice Records
“A Dream within a Dream” Performed by The Glitch Mob The Glitch Mob appears courtesy of Glass Air
“I Can’t Stop” Performed by Flux Pavilion Flux Pavilion appears courtesy of Circus Records Limited