Award of Excellence
"IN THE DEVIL'S FOOTSTEPS"
In the wake of Invisable Children's viral Kony 2012 campaign, the Acholi community of Norther Uganda is searching for a way to move beyond the emotional and physical scars left from years of torment from Joseph Kony and his Lords Resistance Army. The people of this rural region of East Africa are beginning to look to the future with hope. However, as the videos popularity climbs to almost 100 million views, it is important that journalist fill in the information gap left incomplete 'citizen journalism'. This project is an attempt to give a voice to the people who's more immediate issues were not presented or addressed in the video that simply calls for the capture of the worlds most wanted war criminal.
Joseph Kony and his child soldiers may not stalk the streets of Northern Uganda anymore, but it is all too plain to see the scars they have left behind. Christine Achiro had her nose and ears chopped off by the rebels. Thousands of woman were mutilated by soldiers of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Ms. Achiro is lucky in that she later had plastic surgery at the CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital in Kampala. But until then she wore a wig which helped to stop the wind hitting her ears, causing her pain.