Joseph Kony first ever interview with a journalist

About the Video

This report is an edited version of an interview shot in a secret location in the Congolese jungle in 2006. It remains the first and only exclusive interview that Joseph Kony has ever given.

Kony is the most wanted man in Africa and the leader of the ‘Lords Resistance Army’. In his 25-year rebellion Joseph Kony has led a brutal insurgency in Northern Uganda and is accused of murdering 10,000 people and abducting 25,000, many of them children. He is wanted by the international criminal court on 33 charges including include murder, enslavement, sexual enslavement and rape.

It took nearly a year of negotiations for Kony to agree to this interview in which he claims the LRA have never been involved in any abductions, rapes or mutilations. That’s just Museveni’s propaganda.” Kony denies suggestions God told him to fight but admits to being guided by “very many spirits.”

Acknowledgements

Filmed, Reported, Directed and Produced by Sam Farmar

Co Directed and Produced by Mareike Schomerus

To use footage contact Journeyman pictures: info@journeyman.tv

Copyright: True Story

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How the interview came about.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-03-13/my-interview-with-joseph-kony/4570406

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/5124762.stm

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‘Our War’, Invisible Enemy. BBC

BAFTA Winner for Best Factual Series 2012

The second film in a three part 60-minute award winning series that captured the camaraderie and dangers faced by a British army platoon in Afghanistan during which Guardsman Jamie Janes was killed. His death soon became a turning point in the British public’s awareness of the human cost of IEDs and sparked a political storm following a misspelled letter of condolence from the then Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

Two years ago I met Alex Rawlins, an enigmatic guitar playing platoon commander off to fight in Afghanistan. Inspired I pitch the idea to the BBC of telling the story of the conflict using videos shot by soldiers themselves. It was turned down but it was too good an opportunity to miss, so I bought Alex a camera, taught him to use it and off he went. I wanted the platoon to tell their own story but to help them I sellotaped a mass of tiny post-it-notes all over the camera to prompt who ever was holding it to ask good questions and then for the next few months I sent them a number of encouraging and pestering emails (“quit using the night vision in the daytime”, “stop tromboning the zoom”….”tell me what an earth you are doing…”). It paid off as every week they sent me a new tape and now after two years of endless negotiations with the BBC and MOD I am pleased to say the footage makes up the majority of the second documentary in the award winning BBC series ‘Our War’ – The Invisible Enemy’

The men did amazingly well and I am pleased to have played a small role in helping them to tell their story.

Acknowledgements

Sam Farmar: Development Producer / Remote Director

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How Facebook Changed the World – The story of the Arab Spring. BBC 2, episode 1

About the Video

Episode 1 of a series taking a thorough look at how social media and the internet was used to spark multiple revolutions across the Arab world. Filming in Beirut, Bahrain and Tunisia.

How Facebook Changed the World – the story of the Arab Spring. episode 1 from Sam Farmar on Vimeo.

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How Facebook Changed the World – The story of the Arab Spring. BBC 2, episode 2

About the Video

Episode 2 of a BBC series taking a thorough look at how social media and the internet was used to spark multiple revolutions across the Arab world. Filming in Beirut, Bahrain and Tunisia.

How Facebook Changed the World – the story of the Arab Spring. episode 2 from Sam Farmar on

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‘A Good Fondness For Rats’, BBC Radio 4

UK nominations for best European radio documentary, Prix Europe.

‘The Royal Albert Ratters’, a group of ex-miners from Barnsley, Yorkshire are invited by the Chelsea gentlemen’s club, ‘The Ancient and Honourable Society of Rat Catchers’, for the ultimate rat hunt through the streets of London.

Sam Farmar: Producer, Director, Research + Originated the idea

The Child Parliament and Congo’s Child Prostitutes. BBC Newsnight



About the Video

The Child Parliament is an extraordinary band of Congolese children who live in a town that has one of the highest counts of Child Prostitution in the world. With unique access to the town’s child brothels and against the odds they are taking a stand to protect children just like themselves.

I am so pleased that on making this film ‘World Vision’ have agreed to continue their support of the Child Parliament and have set aside a minimum of US $50,000 to support and mentor the children.

Aclnowledgements

Sam Farmar: Reporter, Producer, Director and Camera.