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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The #BullshitFiles: Expedition (Joseph) Kony

Another case of: Please Stop This Now. After Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 campaign to stop Joseph Kony’s violence waned and flamed out, a new hero has finally arrived to save us from the warlord. Journalist, author of the book The World’s Most Dangerous Places and rugged man’s man, Robert Pelton, has taken it upon himself to find Kony … with your (financial)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The 19th New York African Film Festival: April 11-17

This film festival–still the premier site for African film in New York City and on the US east coast–opens tonight at Lincoln Center with a showing of “Mama Africa,” the 2011 documentary by Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki...

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Africa @ SXSW: What can we learn from #Kony2012?

What people think about #Kony2012 is now somewhat coloured by the public meltdown of one of its co-leaders Jason Russell (he was arrested yesterday in San Diego for exposing himself and hospitalized). Nevertheless, Invisible Children's methods...

Friday, March 16th, 2012

#Kony2012 and British media

To British eyes the polished, high-gloss viral campaign of Invisible Children's 26 minute video--with its high-end production, fast paced edits and expensive motion graphics--clearly favors the grabby style of American political campaign imagery, a style that is...

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

#Kony2012 the musical

We want to step off #Kony2012 (we promise to lay off them by this weekend), but we could not let this one pass. We know that Jason wants a career in musical theater. The writers of British...