Halogen TV Tells the Story that Reflects the Thousands of Young People Who Have Sacrificed For This Cause

Roadworthy: The Invisible Children Tour premieres on Halogen TV on April 15 at 9 PM (ET)

Halogen TV continues its commitment to be a change agent with the launch of a new series, ROADWORTHY: THE INVISIBLE CHILDREN TOUR, which premieres on Halogen TV on April 15th at 9 PM (ET).

Halogen is the first and only network focused on empowering entertainment.  Throughout its history, the network has served as a platform to tell the stories of everyday heroes who stand up for people who can’t stand up for themselves.  It has led the charge through socially-conscious entertainment by building wells, fighting sex slavery and bringing attention to injustice globally and locally.  But the Invisible Children story may be the most compelling and tragic story of all.

The conflict that started in northern Uganda has been called the most neglected humanitarian emergency in the world today. For the past 26 years, the actions of the Lord’s Resistance Army have put nearly two million innocent civilians in harm’s way, including more than 30,000 young girls and boys abducted from their homes and forced into combat as child soldiers. The efforts of the Ugandan People’s Defense Force to protect its citizens from this rebel militia have largely had its challenges, and the result has been that an entire generation of youth has grown up in the midst of fear, despair and death.  Invisible Children, the pioneering, award-winning charity that uses all forms of media to help inspire young people around the world to help end the longest running conflict in Africa, has worked tirelessly to help bring awareness to this plight. 

Produced by Halogen TV, ROADWORTHY: THE INVISIBLE CHILDREN TOUR is a powerful and unforgettable 10-part series that encapsulates the emotional journey of the Invisible Children youth volunteers, affectionately known as ‘Roadies,’ as they join forces with Ugandans to share their stories with communities across the country.  

ROADWORTHY follows the “New England Roadies” — four Americans and two Ugandans — as they meet for the first time and trek across the U.S. together. Traveling by van with little money, less than ideal accommodations and long hours, this motley crew toils six days a week for the one thing that drives them — raising awareness and support to help end the bloodshed that has plagued Central Africa for more than two decades. 

The idea for Invisible Children was born in 2003 when three young filmmakers traveled to Uganda in search of a story.  What they discovered changed their lives. They discovered a country that was wracked by continual poverty, HIV, starvation, disease, and other dire conditions. Perhaps most alarming was the fact that Ugandans have watched helplessly for years as tens of thousands of their children were abducted from their homes, forced into slavery, and coerced to engage in armed warfare. Deeply affected by these conditions (and how little the rest of the world knew about this tragedy), the three filmmakers became committed  to do what they could to help reverse these conditions, restore peace to the region, and bring to justice the world’s worst war criminal: Joseph Kony.

At the core of Invisible Children’s new initiative, KONY 2012, dedicated youth volunteers are enlisted to host screenings of conflict-oriented documentaries made by “invisible children” across the U.S., in an effort to raise money and educate people about the plight of these children.  Uganda is now recovering, in part due to Invisible Children’s determined efforts. ROADWORTHY: THE INVISIBLE CHILDREN TOUR tells the story of the volunteers as they contend with cramped quarters, long journeys, minimal resources, and no personal life -- for a cause they consider greater than themselves. 

ROADWORTHY: THE INVISIBLE CHILDREN TOUR is an original production of Halogen TV. The series is produced by Tyler Garnett.  Becky Henderson and Marshall Nord are Executive Producers.


About Halogen TV

Halogen is the first and only television network focused on socially-conscious entertainment featuring reality-based series, documentaries and films. Our 24-hour schedule highlights humanitarian, eco-friendly, and pop culture programming. Supported by an aggressive online, mobile and social media strategy, Halogen inspires our viewers to make a difference in their community - and their world. Halogen TV – Be The Change.