'Invisible Children' Documentary to Be Shown in Chapel Feb. 26Feb. 23, 2007
by Katie Brooks, student newswriter, (254) 710-1961
The "Invisible Children" documentary will be shown to Baylor University students during chapel services at 10 and 11 a.m. in Waco Hall, Feb. 26, and at 7 p.m. Feb. 27, at Bennett Auditorium.
On its World Tour 2007, groups promoting the Invisible Children movement will visit more than 1,300 high schools, universities, religious institutions and other venues to show the documentary, "Invisible Children: Rough Cut."
Invisible Children is a nonprofit organization and movement to raise awareness of the plight of Ugandan children. In 2003, three San Diego college students (Jason Russell, Bobby Bailey and Laren Poole) traveled to Uganda to see if they could document rebel forces abducting and abusing children. They recorded a powerful documentary focusing on atrocities against children during the 20-year war in Uganda.
In Uganda, thousands of children are forced to commute each night to find shelter from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a group who regularly kidnaps children and trains them as child soldiers.