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1. What does Laren mean when he says his ﬁrst trip to Uganda ruined his life in the best possible way? What was he planning on doing with his future and how did this trip change his outlook?
2. Why does Invisible Children Country Director, Jolly Okot, get frustrated by the very people that want to help her community? How can good intenJons lead to negaJve consequences in places like northern Uganda?
3. Who is Joseph Kony, what is he doing and why has he been allowed to do it for 25 years?
4. Laren says that Tony stuck out to him because he was using American slang and talking about American hip-‐hop arJsts when he met him. Why do you think Tony was so intrigued by American culture?
5. Why were Jason, Bobby and Laren taken to the police staJon? Why was the police oﬃcer so upset with them? How did Laren feel leaving the police staJon and what lesson did he learn from this experience?
6. Why did Tony tell Jason, Bobby and Laren that he didn’t have a place to stay when he really did? What would you have done if you were in Tony’s situaJon?
7. Why does Jolly say that the best thing you can do for children is to prepare them to be independent by educaJng them? Explain why you agree or disagree.
8. What do you think it was like for Tony to be in the United States? What do you think met his expectaJons, what do you think may have disappointed him? Overall, how was he feeling when his tour was over?
9. Who is Al-‐Shabaab? What do they have in common with the LRA?
10. Laren says he thinks Nate found a sense of purpose when he dedicated his life to ending this war. How did the experiences he had as a Roadie change him as a person?
11. What do you feel like your purpose in life is? What do you value, what do you want to accomplish with your life and how do you plan on making that dream a reality?
12. Which character in this ﬁlm do you relate most with? Explain your choice.
“This is not some phase of life that kids are going through. It is a passion for jusJce and a compassion for people who are suﬀering and do not have the opportuniJes we have here. Our son was the American that got killed , and the eﬀect goes on and on and on. It’s not just that story that happened. It’s happening to people. They’ve lived it, over and over in diﬀerent way, and we need to be more aware of that.” – Julie Henn (Nate’s mom) “Right now, we are shaping human history by closing the divide between resources and responsibility, awareness and acJon, and by taking acJon on the individual level. And we are all charged by the belief that we will have to answer even if we are not to blame. I beg you to take acJon. Push yourself. Do what’s necessary. The world is waiJng for you guys. Don’t miss the invitaJon to join.” – Laren
14. Pick the image, quote or scene from this ﬁlm that stuck out to you the most and explain why you chose it.