On March 21 The Lake Church in Savannah will be hosting The Legacy Tour from Invisible Children, a non-profit film studio dedicated to ending the longest running war in Africa.
They will be sending representatives from their organization along with native Ugandans to Savannah to talk about the war and to plan out a way to end it.
Since the late 80’s over 30,000 children in Uganda have been abducted and forced to join a rebel army led by a man named Joseph Kony. For over 2 decades the world sat by and did nothing as he abducted the kids and trained them to be soldiers.
In 2003 a group of three young filmmakers traveled to Africa and stumbled upon the story. They filmed what they saw, followed some former abductees, and filmed the lives of the children who fear being abducted. They brought the footage back to the United States and made a rough-cut-film they called “Invisible Children”.
Since then millions of people have seen this film, celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Bell, Tom Shadyac, Pete Wentz, Ryan Gosling, Benjamin McKenzie, Hayden Panettiere, Jon Turteltaub, and Brady Poppinga have shared their support, and now Invisible Children is a mediabased, 501(c)3 non-profit based out of San Diego, California (with offices in Gulu, Uganda and London, England).
We will be hosting this historic event which will include an updated film produced by Invisible Children, a time for the Ugandan guests to share, and a question and answer session. This event is free and open to the public.