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James Cameron talks the talk and walks the walk

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.


Source: The New York Times

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.

I have two comments to make here. First, it's hard not to be impressed by the fact that even wild snakes can smell that something crappy is going on here. Two, when choosing between the indigenous snake and Cameron's civilized wife, I am not sure they killed the right person.


January 25, 2011

James Cameron takes Earth Day group beyond 1M tree goal

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

Associated Press
JANUARY 19, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Earth Day Network says it has exceeded its goal of planting one million trees worldwide.

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"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,...

Source

According to the Earth Day group, as a special courtesy to James Cameron, all trees are globally connected by means of a broadband network and equipped with special USB access points to allow online users in different locations to remotely swap complex mental and emotional information.


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