- Created: Thursday, 29 March 2012 07:46
- Written by Patrick Ulysses
Photo: The makers of the Kony 2012 film pose with members of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA).
On 5 March 2012 the charity Invisible Children launched a social media campaign around a film, Kony 2012, about Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) operating in East Africa. Invisible Children has received financial backing from right-wing Christian organizations including the Discovery Institute, Caster foundation and the National Christian Foundation. Invisible Children has been in operation since 2004, but received a boost after the US government deployed 100 military advisors – special forces - to Uganda in October 2011.