NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University’s social work department will present a public screening of “Tony,” the documentary film by Invisible Children that calls attention to the longest running war in Africa.
Free and open to the public, the movie will be shown on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in O’Hare Academic Center on Ochre Point Avenue.
The film tells the story of “Tony,” who grew up in the midst of the Lord’s Resistance Army war zone in Northern Uganda. These rebel troops consist mainly of children who are violently abducted from their homes. Tony experienced hardships nearly impossible to fathom.
The LRA is responsible for the abduction of more than 30,000 children and deaths of over 100,000 civilians in four African countries: Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and Southern Sudan.