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Avatar in Para? James Cameron speaks on Avatar, Brazil, and Belo Monte

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I found this article immensely interesting:
Avatar in Para? James Cameron speaks on Avatar, Brazil, and Belo Monte
By Amy Lieberman

Power and Xingu

Power and Xingu

In James Cameron’s Blockbuster hit Avatar, an indigenous people called the Na’vi try to fend off a private military force from invading their mineral-rich land. In the Brazilian state of Para, the situation isn’t all that different, as 13 indigenous tribes are working to prevent the construction of the Belo Monte electro-power plant.

Though the plant would equip Brazil with a much-needed energy source, as the government says, it also stands to destroy 160 square miles of Amazon forest and dry up a 60-mile stretch of the Xingu River, uprooting 20,000 local people from their homes and destroying their livelihoods.
read the interview with Jame Cameron

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7114931&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Altamira – Belo Monte Dam from Tribes Alive on Vimeo.

For more information
Power and the Xingu
Xingu Indians
Xingu River; Environment and Geography
Wikipedia: Xingu (people)
Wikipedia: Xingu (river)

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Written by tonybaldwin

May 7, 2010 at 3:51 am

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