Invisible Children Screens Documentary at Notre Dame

The non-profit organization Invisible Children will visit Notre Dame College on Thursday, March 24, to screen its latest documentary “Tony: Lose All. Gain Everything.” in the Regina Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Invisible Children is dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of war-affected children in East Africa.  Its campaign began in 2003, when three young adults from California traveled to Uganda, where they discovered the horrors the sectarian Lord’s Resistance Army inflicted upon child soldiers. Through media, social networking and personal contact, Invisible Children continues to raise awareness about their plight.

"Tony" is Invisible Children's latest documentary.
"Tony" is Invisible Children's latest documentary.

“Notre Dame College was fortunate to have the Invisible Children tour on campus in 2009. I’m happy they’re returning and hope many people come to Regina Hall that evening,” said Director of Campus Ministry Anthony Camino. “This promises to be a moving and inspiring film.”

The documentary tells the story of Tony Bazilo who lived in a Ugandan refugee camp trying to avoid the Lord’s Resistance Army soldiers who attacked and kidnapped children as they walked to and from school.

Bazilo’s is just one of a countless number of chilling stories. Since the beginning of the war in Uganda in 1986, over 100,000 innocent civilians have been killed and more than 30,000 children have been abducted, according to Invisible Children. At its height, 1.8 million people were displaced. In 2006, the Lord’s Resistance Army left Uganda to continue its terror across the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Southern Sudan. Since 2008, it displaced more than 390,000 people and killed more than 3,000 in those countries, according to Invisible Children.

The screening of “Tony: Lose All. Gain Everything.” is free and open to the public. To view a trailer of the documentary visit http://vimeo.com/16189889. For more information about Invisible Children visit www.InvisibleChildren.com.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Anthony Camino, director of campus ministry, at 216.373.5387 or acamino@ndc.edu.