Seriously? -As in, if there had ever been a time in which the benefits of such a video could have outweighed the potential harm it might inflict, the wounds it might re-open, the fuel it might cast on a dying flame, it might have been 5-10 years ago when Kony was still largely relevant. But the video still would have been a hugely presumptuous call to arms by one tragically uninformed Southern Californian filmmaker.
If you like real and surreal together, then by golly, Gulu is the place for you. It’s dusty and proud and friendly, but not overly so. It’s also two distinct towns on a collision course. A small stream, which also serves as the town car wash, divides these two realities. South of the car wash lies the gridded African town of cinderblock rowhouses and dusty streets inundated with boda bodas and heavy trucks [...]
Our first Saturday in Uganda was spent walking around Old Kampala, viewing the mammoth “Gadhafi” Mosque perched on top of Kampala Hill, and taking a private hire taxi out to the Baha’i Mother Temple of Africa. In addition to the “Garden City,” Kampala is also known as the “City of Seven Hills,” and nearly all [...]
Our field research in Uganda was to span 7 weeks and would take us to nearly every corner of the country. It was truly a crash course in the people, places and culture of Uganda, and on some level I feel I know the whole of this country better than I knew Mozambique after living their for over two years.