News: Kony 1986

I opened my Facebook yesterday and was greeted by a flood of Kony 2012 faces all over my news feed. I watched the 30 minute documentary, and then thought about it for a bit. How did a 25-year-old conflict suddenly become so popular? How did the video go viral? Of all the documentaries I’ve seen, this was definitely nowhere near the top. And it’s not like Joseph Kony just abducted hundreds of children; he’s been doing it for a while now. Yet obviously, regardless of all that, it’s an amazing cause. It’s not like Invisible Children are greedy pigs. They unquestionably have good intentions, and while they do glorify themselves a bit too much, they are clearly trying to do good… continue reading →

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About Julian Modiano

Julian Modiano was born in 1993, in Rome, Italy. He moved from Rome to Santiago, Chile, when he was just three. After Chile, he moved to South Africa – where he encountered a completely different society and discovered the importance of cultural diversity. It was also there that the first anti-capitalist feelings were probably beginning to form in his unconscious. He then moved to Rome, and then Argentina. He is now going to study Sociology at the University of Exeter, in England.

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