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Cinema for Peace Monthly Screenings in April 2012


This month we are dedicating the Cinema for Peace monthly screening to the one of the biggest story phenomenons` of 2012 so far.  The video of Kony 2012 has had an unprecedented journey on to the world wide stage with over 12 million views from people around the world.  The Kony 2012 video has pushed all of us to ask questions of ourselves, our world, and for many organizations and individuals to ask themselves what is the best way for people to get involved and to take direct action. The phenomenon of Kony 2012 will be talked about for years to come and marks a milestone in our cultural make-up.

Rough Cut is the documentary that spawned this grassroots movement mobilizing thousands of American teens into action to raise money to rebuild war-torn schools in northern Uganda and provide scholarships to African youth. And in 2005, a non-profit, Invisible Children, Inc. was created, giving individuals a way to respond to the situation in Uganda.

We will discuss the issue of child soldiers as well as the potential of KONY 2012 for further campaigns with the following experts:

  • Berlin on April 2nd: Q&A with Janina Hasse (Foreign Office) and Sönke C. Weiss (journalist and correspond on Afrika, author of Das Mädchen und der Krieg)
  • Hamburg on April 16th: Q&A with Ralf Willinger (expert on Child Rights, terre des hommes)
  • Frankfurt on April 30th: Q&A with Vivien Urbach (expert on child soldiers) & Kurt Bangert (World Vision Institute)

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