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Invisible Children Founder Releases Follow-Up Video to 'Kony 2012'

The video, "Move," focuses on Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.

Jason Russell, the co-founder of the San Diego-based Invisible Children, announce the release of a second video focusing on Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army in East and central Africa.

The 30-minute video, Move, was posted on YouTube Sunday and comes about seven months after Kony 2012 sparked mass criticism around the world. The criticism caused Russell to have a breakdown, he said in his video.

"My mind betrayed me and I was hospitalized," Russell said. "I'm so sorry to the thousands of people who were confused and who were scared and didn't trust us because of what happened."

According to Invisible Children, the organization received thousands of emails after the release of the video, and could never get the number of unread mail in its inbox below 4,000.

In the latest video, Russell—who co-founded Invisible Children with Poway High School graduate Bobby Bailey—said he couldn't sleep after nonstop interviews and a backlash by viewers who raised doubts about the film's veracity and the organization's financial practices.

"The conversation changed from Joseph Kony and the children who were victims of the war to who is this nonprofit? Who is this filmmaker?" Russell said.

The organization is organizing the Nov. 17 march in Washington, D.C., for Nov. 17 to pressure world leaders into attending a summit that will focus on capturing Kony, he said.

-City News Service contributed to this report.

 

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