The Kony 2012 viral video you've seen shared on Facebook explained here

If you logged onto Facebook this week there is a good chance one of your Facebook friends shared a video and asked you to watch something called Kony 2012.

It's a 30 minute video uploaded to YouTube that is trying to bring attention to a humanitarian crisis in Uganda.

The video

is about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. As leader of a rebel group he is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

The video is also spreading on Twitter. People are talking about it using the

hashtag #stopkony.

The official Twitter handle of Kony 2012, @Stop____Kony, is offering to donate $1 to the Invisible Children Foundation of Uganda for each retweet of this message.

Kony is considered by most in the international community to be a mad warlord who's been leading a rebel army fighting the ugandan government for decades. His Lord's Resistance Army is guilty of brutal war crimes and kidnapping thousands of children and using them as soldiers, forced laborers and sex slaves.

The YouTube film was produced by a southern California chairty called Invisible Children. It has been among the top 10 trending terms on Twitter among both the worldwide and U.S. audience.

Invisible Children

is an international campaign to solve the Kony problem and help its victims. The group produced the film which it says "aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice."

Did you watch the video? What did you think? Leave a comment below.