'Avatar's James Cameron Protests Brazil's Belo Monte Damn

GreenBeings| ‘Avatar’ director James Cameron is spending much time in the Amazon, working with local tribal leaders to protest the building of the Belo Monte damn, planned as the third-largest damn in the world and one that would flood hundreds of square miles of the Amazon, drying up a 60-mile stretch of the Amazon.

April 20 is the day that the government will hold bid auction for the project, on hold now for 20 years.

The dam is a “quintessential example of the type of thing we are showing in ‘Avatar’ — the collision of a technological civilization’s vision for progress at the expense of the natural world and the cultures of the indigenous people that live there,” he said. via NYTimes