Invisible Children, a non-profit organization that seeks to stop atrocities committed by Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Central Africa, has announced it will release “MOVE: A Movie About A Movie About A Movement About You” on October 7, 2012, 7 p.m. PDT.
MOVE, the first film released by Invisible Children since the return of founder and chief creative officer Jason Russell, is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the most viral video ever, the organization behind it, and the movement that made an African warlord famous. In this new movie, which was co-directed by Russell, who also directed KONY 2012, a generation is challenged to stand for justice.
“KONY 2012 was the start of an experiment about what our generation is capable of and it’s not over yet. How we finish will determine where international justice will fall from here,” stated Jason Russell. “Through MOVE we seek to hold world leaders accountable to their promises and challenge viewers to move their digital efforts into the physical world because children are still being abducted by Joseph Kony and the LRA. Where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live, but whether you move will determine where you stand.” MOVE asks the viewer: Will you take a stand for international justice and join us in Washington, D.C. on November 17th?
Invisible Children, founded in 2004, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization based on the belief that there is equal and inherent value in all human life. Our mission is to bring a permanent end to atrocities committed by Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) through an integrated four part model; media, mobilization, protection and recovery. We are focused on the LRA because they have been abducting children and committing atrocities in East and Central Africa since 1987. For additional information please visit www.invisiblechildren.com.
Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 swept the globe, garnering over 100 million views in six days. It was called the most viral video of all time and inspired more than 3.7 million people to sign a pledge demanding justice for Joseph Kony. In the following months, seven pieces of LRA-related legislation were introduced in U.S. Congress; the EU made a statement of commitment; and the AU and UN created a new strategy for ending LRA violence.
Source: Invisible Children
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