A new Amazon forest project will displace 25,000 people, many of them native, if it’s implemented. The Brazilian government is planning to build the Belo Monte Monster Dam there, which would destroy their way of life and their culture.
James Cameron, the producer of Avatar, went to the Amazon to lend his weight to stopping this project. In this video you see him meeting with the native people and you will see the parallel between Avatar and what is happening in Brazil.
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