Tuesday night, the ASU campus hosted the Invisible Children roadies. I met up with them and helped set up in the Memorial Union, and we just kinda hung out for a while. I met the new roadies and the two Ugandans with them, and I also got to catch up with some familiar faces.
I talked to Richard, a Ugandan from IC’s Mentor Program, a bit before the screening and he seemed like a really interesting fellow. Easy to talk to. Then I greeted some familiar faces before starting the film. I’ve probably seen this movie over twenty times. The crane shot still just floors me. And Jacob crying is still one of the most heart-wrenching things to behold. If you haven’t seen this film, I feel that you need to.
After the screening, a former night-commuter from the film spoke to us a little. After he spoke, his mentor spoke for a while. Richard is very well-versed. He reminds me of my maternal grandparents with all the proverbs and deep thinking. Hell, he invented proverbs as he spoke – comparing people to light bulbs and turning life into a highway. And while I didn’t record the Q & A, I got most of their addresses beforehand. I hope you enjoy: