Well it's become the fastest viral video of all time: 100 Million views in just 6 days and counting. The film "Kony 2012" hopes to kick-start a worldwide campaign to capture Joseph Kony -- one of Africa's most notorious warlords.
For its fans the campaign is an unparalleled example of the internet's power as a force for good. For its critics the film glosses over complex realities in the region and pushes for an imperialist agenda in central Africa. But among all the hype, what is really going on?
While the film has clearly succeeded in drawing worldwide attention to atrocities committed by Kony and his army it leaves the viewer with the impression that peace and justice can only be achieved in this region through direct foreign intervention. In today's show we ask; what are the main concerns of people living in this war-torn region, and look at civil society's efforts to build a better future.
John Rees is joined by journalist Tom Law, Marjok Oosterom, director of the film "The Governance Gap" and Sam Olara, editor of the Acholi Times.
Produced for the Islam Channel by Alex Crutcher 20th March 2012