Last updated: January 25, 2011
April 13, 2010
James Cameron is on a mission to save an Indian tribe in the Amazon. What you see below is an avatar, piloted by Cameron remotely from his office in Hollywood, leading the tribe to storm a nearby US military base.
I just can't resist quoting a couple of paragraphs from the NYT article. Simply incredible.
“The snake kills by squeezing very slowly,” Mr. Cameron said to more than 70 indigenous people, some holding spears and bows and arrows, under a tree here along the Xingu River. “This is how the civilized world slowly, slowly pushes into the forest and takes away the world that used to be,” he added.
As if to underscore the point, seconds later a poisonous green snake fell out of a tree, just feet from where Mr. Cameron’s wife sat on a log. Screams rang out. Villagers scattered. The snake was killed. Then indigenous leaders set off on a dance of appreciation, ending at the boat that took Mr. Cameron away. All the while, Mr. Cameron danced haltingly, shaking a spear, a chief’s feathery yellow and white headdress atop his head.
January 25, 2011
The Earth Day group claims to have exceeded its last year goal of planting one million trees around the world with the creator of Avatar, James Cameron, spearheading the group's effort in Brazil
JANUARY 19, 2011
WASHINGTON — The Earth Day Network says it has exceeded its goal of planting one million trees worldwide.
"Avatar" director James Cameron planted the first tree in April in Brazil. The effort also included planting more than 500,000 trees in Haiti... Trees were also planted in New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles,...
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