Ooh Pandora is a place on Earth

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In a case of life imitating art, James Cameron has traveled to Brazil to support indigenous groups trying to save the Amazon rainforest by taking a stand against a titanic hydroelectric project.

Of course, he was also in town to promote the DVD release of Avatar, his 3-D sci-fi epic about the natives of the planet Pandora taking a stand against a massive mining project spearheaded by businessmen from Earth.

Why this sudden concern for real, flesh-and-blood humans again? Maybe Cameron has acquired a soul since filming Titanic and declaring himself “King of the World” in the 1990s; I seem to remember people who built the sets for that movie in Mexico kicking up a fuss over tyrannical working conditions or inadequate pay.

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