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Ugandans ‘Puzzled’ by Kony Video

Stuart Price / AP Photo

The 2012 Kony video about the conflict in Uganda and other parts of central Africa might be on its way to becoming the most viral video of all time—but it turns out that some people in northern Uganda are not so happy with the video itself. After the video gathered so much attention worldwide, the African Youth Initiative Network, a Uganda-based non-governmental organization, arranged a screening for some of the communities most affected by the conflict. Thousands gathered in the town of Lira, but many were “puzzled” by why the story was narrated by an American man and his son. This confusion turned to anger by the end of the film, when some audience members decided to throw rocks at the screen.