In the spring of 2003, three filmmakers from Southern California, now good friends of mine, traveled to Africa in search of a story. What started out as a filmmaking adventure transformed into much more when these boys discovered the horrific events of children who had become both weapons and victims of unspeakable atrocities - all perpetrated by one man, Joseph Kony.
After returning to the States, they created the documentary "Invisible Children: Rough Cut," a film that exposes the tragic realities of northern Uganda's night commuters and child soldiers.
The film wasn't originally meant to be shown to that many people, but it had such a large impact that everyone was asking how they could help.
The mission of Invisible Children is bold: to prevent the large rebel force - led by Kony - from continuing their abduction of children and creation of child-soldiers. Over 30,000 children have been abducted in Uganda since 1986. Many of these kids have been trained and transformed into child-soldiers. The details of what happens are alarming and brutal. Each and every dollar will help to stop this inhumanity.
The donations will also build new schools and provide education to the area’s war-effected kids. The charity is run by close and personal friends of mine, so I know our donations are going to a good place and being used wisely!