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  1. 'A Brilliant Genocide' is a political expose and human rights documentary that details the untold story of suffering and an unrecognized genocide against the Acholi people of northern Uganda that began some 30 years ago.

    The film is currently featuring in festivals across America and Europe and is planning a TV release later in the year, exposing groundbreaking, untold stories about the war that is shocking audiences around the world.

    The documentary 'A Brilliant Genocide' examines the hidden history of the Ugandan regime under dictator Yoweri Museveni and is a counterpoint to Kony 2012, a viral video sensation with over 100 millions views, that brought worldwide awareness to the crimes committed by the Lord's Resistance Army under rebel leader Joseph Kony. The viral video however failed to show the other side of the conflict, and placed all blame on Kony, who is now t one of the world's most wanted men.

    'A Brilliant Genocide' demonstrates how the Museveni regime has used Kony as a straw man, enabling the Ugandan government to further establish its control over northern Uganda and garner international sympathy and support. The documentary utilizes a substantial range of interviews from prominent Ugandan thinkers, opposition figures, activists, exiles and émigrés, presenting an unmatched and uniquely Ugandan interpretation of Uganda's recent history.

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    the UPDF (see Rodriguez 2009, 102). Chris Dolan (2009) captures the dynamic of northern Ugandan civilians stuck in the cross-fire of the LRA and GoU in his book, Social Torture. Dolan persuasively argues that the war is “a form of mass torture, whose principal victims are the population within the 'war zone', and whose ultimate function is the subordinate inclusion of the population in northern Uganda.” The primary locus of 'social torture' was the IDP camps, named “protection villages” by the GoU, although more akin to “concentration camps” according to Rodriguez (2009, 104), Branch (2007a, 181) and Mwenda (2010, 55). In these camps, Dolan (2009, 1) finds the symptoms and tactics of mass torture: “widespread violation, dread, disorientation, dependency, debilitation and humiliation”. Finnstrom (2008, 133) makes a similar argument suggesting that the IDP camps constituted a form of structural violence against the people of northern Uganda, wherein “cultural and social agency diminish as the logic of domination and violence enter the most private spheres of everyday life.” Human rights groups have tended to agree. One report, prepared for United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), concluded that “the overall picture is one of severe destitution” (Weeks 2002, 5; see also Dolan 2009, 221) and, moreover, while direct violations of rights were commonplace, the camps' “most damaging achievement of all has been to inflict economic and social paralysis on an entire society, which has thereby been reduced to destitution and dependency.” (Weeks 2002, 4). Some suggest that upwards of 1,000 people died per week, not from rebel attacks but as a result of the squalid conditions within the camps themselves (Mwenda 2010, 56; see also The Republic of Uganda Ministry of Health 2005). This represented a death toll that far exceeded what the rebels did or could achieve (Mwenda 2010, 56).

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  2. Lyandro Komakech from the Refugee Law Project discussing the rise of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony, in the 2016 documentary film A Brilliant Genocide.

    The film is currently featuring in festivals across America and Europe and is planning a TV release later in the year, exposing groundbreaking, untold stories about the war that is shocking audiences around the world.

    The documentary 'A Brilliant Genocide' examines the hidden history of the Ugandan regime under dictator Yoweri Museveni and is a counterpoint to Kony 2012, a viral video sensation with over 100 millions views, that brought worldwide awareness to the crimes committed by the Lord's Resistance Army under rebel leader Joseph Kony. The viral video however failed to show the other side of the conflict, and placed all blame on Kony, who is now the most wanted man in Africa and one of the world's most wanted men.

    'A Brilliant Genocide' demonstrates how the Museveni regime has used Kony as a straw man, enabling the Ugandan government to further establish its control over northern Uganda and garner international sympathy and support. The documentary utilizes a substantial range of interviews from prominent Ugandan thinkers, opposition figures, activists, exiles and émigrés, presenting an unmatched and uniquely Ugandan interpretation of Uganda's recent history.

    Sign the petition calling for Britain and the U.S to stop funding Uganda's military: chn.ge/26rWnFh

    More info at abrilliantgenocide.com

    Facebook.com/abrilliantgenocide
    Twitter.com/acholigenocide

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  3. WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT UGANDA'S PRESIDENT YOWERI MUSEVENI

    #ABrilliantGenocide - #ABG2016 Insight #5

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  4. 'A Brilliant Genocide' the Documentary: Pre-Release Promo Video No. 2 with Michael K on #MassMedia

    Michael Kirkpatrick on #MassMedia and the dumbing down of stories for mass consumption - and the problems in doing so when dealing with complex, historical, socio or political stories that if over simplified would be compromised.

    The example discussed is the 'Kony 2012' video, which became the most watched viral video of all time, with 100 million views within a month. However the dumbed down message in Kony 2012, in their attempt to ,make a complex story easy to understand, resulted in 100 million people around the world being misinformed on assertions issue that affected American foreign p;policy, national security, military and security operations and also resulted in more US boots on the ground in Africa, which is not what the people wanted, not what the conflict needed and not what anyone with a solid understanding of the current political situation and general knowledge of the war, would have ever called for.

    Had the message had been clear and not overly 'simplified or 'dumbed down' then of course it is unlikely that it would have been seen by even 1 percent of the numbers that viewed it - but that I guess is a serious question that one needs to ask themselves, and consider when creating media, especially media that matters, media that has the potential for impact social change, and really any serious form of non-fiction media production.

    #MisInformation #Propaganda #DontDumbItDown

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