A SEQUEL to the Joseph Kony 2012 mini-film is to be released later today, the activist group behind the footage has announced.
The new film will provide more details and context to the Joseph Kony campaign, aimed at pressurising politicians to hunt down the notorious Ugandan warlord, Invisible Children said.
The original Joseph Kony video, a half-hour film released on YouTube, gained more the 100 million views in less than a week.
The film’s success led to increased scrutiny of Invisible Children, ignited international debate. In northern Uganda, it sparked anger with many claiming the film was outdated and Kony was not longer a threat in the country.
The director of the film, Jason Russell, suffered a mental breakdown following the overnight success of the video. Mr Russell was found running down a street in San Diego semi-naked and ranting about the devil, before police detained him. His family say he is now recovering in hospital.
Joseph Kony Part II will include further detail about Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army and how it has terrorised other country’s including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jedidiah Jenkins, director of Idealogy for Invisible Children, said.
Mr Jenkins announced the sequel at a dinner in Los Angeles in honour of International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo. The ICC is currently seeking the arrest of Joseph Kony over the recruitment of child soldiers in Uganda.