Have you ever watched Avatar? (do you really need a link?)
What about A Message from Pandora ?
So what do these films have in common? :
- both are directed by James Cameron, (in addition to Titanic, Terminator, Alien, we could go on….)
- both recognize the value of preserving diverse ecosystems, and
- both document the struggles of Indigenous Peoples defending their homeland
But only the latter film is true. And only this latter film outlines a problem about which YOU can make your voice heard.
While it does not require 3-D glasses for optimal viewing, what this 3 minute film does do is make the viewer aware of the effects building the Belo Monte (pronounced BAY-LOW MON-CHE) Dam Complex will have on not only the local Amazonian people, but the surrounding rainforest ecosystem as well.
This is a very current story, and new developments are unfolding daily. We here at Forest Justice are going to try and keep you updated on the struggle to protect the Amazon.