CHICAGO—The latest internet video to go viral has sparked a global movement.
'Kony 20-12' tell the story of joseph Kony, leader of the "Lord's Resistance Army" in Uganda.
Joseph Kony has been accused of crimes against humanity for abducting children and using them as soldiers and sex slaves. The kidnapped children were often forced to kill other children or even members of their own family.
The film called "Kony 2012" aims to raise awareness and money to get him captured. It's gotten more than 50 million views in the past week through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
One of the most emotional parts of the documentary details the sense of hopelessness felt by a former child soldier in Kony's army who says he was forced to kill his own brother. Kony 2012 was produced by the charity "Invisible Children."
Its founder has come under fire because only about one-third of the nearly 9 million dollar raised has gone to aid programs in Africa. The rest has been used for salaries, travel and film production. Also, some people accuse the film of sensationalizing the situation.
However the White House congratulated the filmmakers for responding to what they call a "crisis of conscience." Last October, President Obama sent 100 U.S. troops to Uganda to help capture Kony.
As part of the continuing "Kony 2012" campaign there is an initiative to put posters of Kony in countries throughout the world on April 20th.