Apr 15: Invisible Children's Legacy Tour

The Invisible Children organization will host a screening of their documentary "Rough Cut" at Judge Memorial Catholic High School on Thursday, April 15, 2010, as they come to Salt Lake City as part of their Legacy Tour.

Invisible Children's Tony will speak to all in attendance about his experience with Invisible Children. Tony's mentor, Richard, will attend, along with Ugandan advocates who previously have been featured in Invisible Children productions. There will be a short meeting after the screening and merchandise available for sale for those who are interested.

The Legacy Tour brings include many of the remarkable individuals who have been featured in our films to screening sites. Many of the kids are 18-20 now, and have benefitted from the scholarship programs, mentors, and campaigns for years. They have powerful stories to tell.

Of course, bringing young Ugandans to America for a 10 week tour is not easy, and not something to take lightly. These young people have never been on a plane. Most have never seen the ocean. The Ugandans jumped at the opportunity to tell their stories, and to meet these people that have supported them, fought for them, and cared for them from a world away.

Now, you can attend a screening, watch the movement's films and hear directly from the heroes who have overcome unimaginable odds to help bring peace, justice and hope to the people of Northern Uganda.

Judge Memorial has been involved with the Invisible Children movement for a number of years. Our students, faculty and staff have been deeply moved by the stories from Uganda and have shown incredible support for the organization. We look forward to this latest presentation from Invisible Children.

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In the spring of 2003, three young filmmakers traveled to Africa in search of a story. What started out as a filmmaking adventure transformed into much more when these boys from Southern California discovered a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them, a tragedy where children are both the weapons and the victims. After returning to the States, they created the documentary “Invisible Children: Rough Cut,” a film that exposes the tragic realities of northern Uganda’s night commuters and child soldiers. See this film and you will be forever changed.