By Alexa Ball
Filmmakers from America who run a nonprofit organization against the brutality in Africa launched a 29-minute video Monday that focuses on the work of Joseph Kony, the Star Tribune said.
This short film is part of an effort called KONY 2012 which is targeted towards the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and their leader Joseph Kony, the Star Tribune said.
Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, according to Fox News.
Kony is responsible for kidnapping children and forcing them into his army which is responsible for the destruction of villages throughout Uganda, Fox News said.
A group called Invisible Children is responsible for releasing the film about Kony, their hope is to make him as famous as possible across the world and raise awareness about what is going on in Uganda, Fox News said.
The video has gained a large amount of attention through social media outlets, Ben Keesey, 28, Invisible Children's chief executive officer said that having the video go viral gives the public a way feel empowered to force change, according to the Star Tribune.
The Invisible Children organization planned on working with the issues in Uganda for a year or two, and it has turned into nine years of work. Keesey said that the KONY 2012 campaign represents that the year 2012 will be the year that all "this crazy violence can stop," according to the Star Tribune.