Posted: February 4, 2013 in Bikes 4 Life, Documentary & Film, News & Updates, Research
Tags: acholi, africa, bikes4life, child soldiers, child troopers, crimes against humanity, documentary, Facebook, film, filmmaking, freedom, genocide, Goat, government, human rights violations, Joseph Kony, justice, Kasese, kong, Kony2013, lra, museveni, New Zealand, peace, producing, production, research, revolution, travel, uganda
In 2012 we travelled to Uganda and New Zealand to continue filming for our documentary ‘Child Troopers’.
In early 2013 we then traveled to the UK to find out more information and hear more stories for our film. This continues again in Uganda in the coming months.
We will be posting some clips form the recent filming in London in the next few weeks so please check back soon for a sneak peak!
We are also sending a 2nd container of bikes to Uganda through our partner organisation Bikes 4 Life, helping the lives of former child soldiers and victims of war.
We wish everyone success and happiness in 2013 and hope you continue to follow our progress with Child Troopers as we enter the final stages of post production later in the year!
Please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/childtroopers and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/madvsbad
Vincent Magombe in London being interviewed by Child Troopers director Ebony Butler earlier this year.
Posted: December 13, 2012 in Documentary & Film, Media, Research, uganda
Tags: adam branch, child soldiers, crisis in congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, dictatorships, documentary, Facebook, film, filmmaking, foreign policy, human rights in uganda, Joseph Kony, Kampala, kony2012, Kony2013, M23, Makerere University, militarisation, military intervention, mineral resources, museveni, non fiction, northern uganda, rebels, San Diego State University, truth, uganda, ugandan civil war, United States, video, world affairs
This is a short video clip (sneak peek only) from an interview with Adam Branch for our documentary, at Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) earlier this year.
The interview touches on military intervention in the hunt for Joseph Kony and the LRA, in Uganda and neighbouring countries such as the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) and CAR (Central African Republic).
Adam Branch is senior research fellow at the Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda, and assistant professor of political science at San Diego State University, USA. He is the author of Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda. (http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/profile/adam-branch.html)
Follow our documentary and it’s production on:
Facebook at www.facebook.com/childtroopers and
Twitter at www.twitter.com/madvsbad
Posted: December 12, 2012 in Documentary & Film, Media
Tags: africa, Associated Press, childtroopers, conflict, Dallas, documentary, Facebook, film, filmmaking, Houston, I Dream of Jeannie, J. R. Ewing, kony, Kony2013, Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, lra, M23, military, museveni, rebels, story, Texas, Twitter, uganda, United States, video, Vocus, Who shot J.R.?, YouTube
Here’s a snippet from an interview we did with Michael Kirkpatrick in Dallas, Texas…
Posted: December 10, 2012 in Bikes 4 Life, News & Updates
Tags: art, arts, bikes, bikes4life, charity, fundraising, Melbourne, transportation, uganda
Hey everyone: friends, fans and dear supporters!Unsigned Management celebrated it’s 1st year in business last Thursday and they decided to do something a little different by asking various artists both locally and overseas to collaborate with them!They celebrated with an art exhibition and auction, with all money raised going to us at Bikes 4 Life! The auction started on Thursday night and is still going!The artwork is up for Auction and will be on display at Artmix studio located at 42 Clifton Street, Prahran Victoria. Opening times:Monday 10th – Friday 14th December 201210am – 4pm. Auction is going to be open a little longer than originally planned. Closing Friday 14th at 3pm. So please feel free to pop over to Artmix and take a look.Size of the pieces are A0. BIDDING
If you’d like to bid or have a sticky beak at what’s happening, SMS 0429 362 207 and write: R bikes your full name eg; R bikes Wendy Lilley. Pass onto your friends and family as all money raised goes to our current projects in Australia and Abroad!
And, it’s easy to do and loads of fun!
See the link below for more info and to see the art work on auction!!
Watched TV & Ate Ice-Cream
Posted: November 21, 2012 in Media
Tags: child soldiers, corruption, documentary, film, genocide, kony, kony2012, lra, media, museveni, production, travel, truth, uganda, war
Our team are on the move again, traveling the globe in search of the truth and the untold, unreported stories about the war in northern Uganda.
This week we will be traveling to New Zealand to conduct interviews with Ugandan expats. We then plan to visit London early January to continue our research and interview exiled Ugandans who want to tell their story, that has been silenced and suppressed by international media for far too long.
To follow our journey please check into http://www.twitter.com/madvsbad and follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/childtroopers
Don’t forget to also subscribe to this blog and share it with friends!
Wish us luck, as the road ahead could get rough!
Posted: November 14, 2012 in Bikes 4 Life, News & Updates
Tags: africa, bikes4life, causes, charity, child soldiers, community, cycling, environment, events, Melbourne, music, people, science, transportation, uganda
All the Bikes 4 Life teams across Australia are working hard to repair and collect enough bikes, spares and tools for a special Christmas shipment of bikes to Uganda and remote Indigenous communities in Australia.
We would love your help to make this happen and make a real difference to these communities.
BBQ and drinks provided with live acoustic performances from local artists including Zito Ballo and Vinnie Iyer!!
This event is to kick off our weekly Sunday workshops and BBQs and to help get our bikes ready for another shipment to AFRICA!
Melbourne Workshop Launch Party
Posted: October 8, 2012 in Media, News & Updates, Politics
Tags: Andrew Kaweesi, Besigye, Central Police Station, Commander, Kampala, kizza besigye, opposition leader, Police, police commander, politics, uganda, walk to freedom
Published on Oct 2, 2012 by ntvuganda http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug/
Security has remained tight at the residence of Opposition leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye as they blocked him from moving out. It is here that he rubbished police allegations that he was behind a haul of ammunition which had been seized in Kalerwe just a day before the walk to freedom demonstrations. However Police Commander Kampala metropolitan Andrew Kaweesi yesterday told NTV that he had substantive evidence that Besigye is organizing an armed rebellion to overthrow the government an issue he said police wont allow.
Posted: August 26, 2012 in Notes, Politics, uganda
Tags: accountability, acholi, congo, crimes against humanity, DRC, Facebook, genocide, ICC, impunity, Joseph Kony, kony, kony2012, Lords Resistance Army, lra, M23, museveni, northern uganda, rebels, sudan, Twitter, uganda, war crimes, warcrimes, Yoweri Museveni
What’s the difference between the actions of a WARMONGER & WARLORD?
Take Uganda‘s President Yoweri Museveni & LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) leader Joseph Kony for example… One’s totally MAD and the other’s just plain BAD… And both are BRUTAL despots and responsible for horrific crimes against humanity. (although Museveni has full impunity whereas Kony isn’t so privileged)
People would assume that the President (also known as M7) is the lesser of the two evils, but we are not so easily convinced. What are your thoughts?
So who’s worse? It’s a classic case of Mad Vs Bad…
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You can also join the conversation on Twitter by following @madvsbad and @atlanticstar233 – PEACE OUT, EB x