Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Against Despair

On Monday I read "Africa's Dirty Wars"—an article in the New York Review of Books that managed to convince me that Africa, in the short term, is more or less beyond hope. The article ends with a scream. I set it aside with a sigh.

But then I saw this film today—consider giving it 29 minutes—and it reminded me that it's possible to do something about barbarity; that despair isn't the only response to monumental evil.

(On occasion you might need to remind yourself that ultimately the film isn't about the beauty of its hero.)


KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

Update: This video has now gone viral, which makes its presence here redundant. I guess I'll leave it up as an historical artifact.

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