The San Diego native traveled to Uganda with Jason Russell and Bobby Bailey in 2003 for a filmmaking adventure, and returned with an unshakable ambition to expose the crisis and pursue a peaceful resolution to the 23-year-long conflict. Since then, Invisible Children has shared the story of those invisible children abducted by rebel leader Joseph Kony and forced to fight in his army with millions. Their international awareness events have rallied more than 250,000 youth activists to raise the profile of this issue, garnering the attention of The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, CNN International, MTV, E! News and Huffington Post amongst numerous other media outlets.
As co-founder and filmmaker, Laren oversees the production of Invisible Children