Saturday, December 19, 2009
I went to see Avatar yesterday as I could barely wait. The movie is great but true to life and history. While the audience was in awe by the amazing characters and special 3-D effects, I was taken back to my childhood, growing up in the rain forest and witnessing the deforestation of its natural resources. Historically speaking, the plot derives from the true pillage of the rain forest and its natives, the deforestation, colonization and overall destruction of entire villages and their sacred beliefs. The movie did a great job depicting the helpless feelings of the Avatar people as they watch with their own helpless eyes, the destruction of their sacred habitat by heavy machines. However, it still does not compare to the real deal. The trembling of the ground along with the rhythm of a desperate heart as you see it with your own eyes. It's still happening people................there are many real Avatars out there fighting for their sacred lands. We just need more Jakes to truly SEE IT!