Who are the Invisible Children?
Invisible Children Inc., is on an international tour to promote their newest film, “The Rescue,” making an appearance at Alvernia on Monday, March 16.
The “Invisible Children” are the children of Northern Uganda, who are caught in war that has lasted for over twenty years. These children have never known peace and they live in fear of abduction by rebel soldiers of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA abducts children from villages that they destroy, and then force the children to fight as part of their violent army. The children are referred to as “invisible” because the war and the atrocities that they are facing receive very little media coverage.
Invisible Children Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial resources to these children by documenting their true, untold stories in a creative and relevant way, resulting in positive change. They have produced several films on the issue, beginning with “Invisible Children: Rough Cut,” which exposes the effects of the war on the children, showing how they commute to cities each night to sleep together and hopefully avoid abduction.
“The Rescue” (premiering during the tour) focuses on the LRA and its leader, Joseph Kony.
On March 16, Invisible Children roadies will spend a day on Alvernia’s campus. “Rescue” will be screened from 7-9PM, followed by a question and answer session and refreshments. Everyone is invited to participate in the event.