KONY 2012

KONY 2012

Although I applaud the filmmaker’s goal and motive for filming this documentary, the way it has been handled is wrong. Factual information is somewhat skewed (check with the Ugandan PM, and you’ll know), and it feels like a typical Michael Moore movie (when it doesn’t make sense, of course). I don’t like the way it plays on the human emotion either; somehow it seems quite deliberate too. All in all, its like making a mountain out of molehills in Uganda.

The film’s notoriety through social media raised awareness of Kony, along with the criticisms about the use of social media in spreading this film, especially when it is allegedly manipulative. Sharing kittens, suggestive pictures and inspiring stories/quotes is alright, but when it comes to a cause, we should take a step back and look at the big picture. As my university professor said to us once before, “how do you know the source is trustworthy, factual and accurate?”

NB: Need to blog more often, my writing skills are deteriorating =(

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