Imperialism In Avatar

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The film Avatar released in 2009 is a story of the exploitation of an native people by the more powerful group so that their land and natural resources might be acquired for the colonizers own self serving justification. James Cameron the director presents a cinematic film with a theme of environmentalism, native cultures, and nature conquest over aggressors and technology. Avatar is a story of a faraway world Pandora, a woodenly forested moon orbiting the planet Polyphemus in the Alpha Centauri Star System. It is 2148 and the planet Earth's natural resources are completely used up. The planet has been seen as a valuable assets to a organization who is mining the planet for its rich retainer of unobtanium. Planet Pandora is a home to the secluded…show more content…
HTis film also embraces the matter of indigenous people being overthrown by the more influential group so that their land and natural resources might be acquired for the colonizers own self serving reasons. In this film, we see the same indifference for nature and mistreatment of the native people by the more powerful group. Consider the scene where the Sioux Indians and Dunbar come upon a large, field where thousands of Buffalo carcasses lay rotting in the heat of the day, killed by the white man for sports. Another example is the army's total nonobservance and murder of Indians and the way they treat Dunbar when he is arrested by the soldiers who come to the fort, and beat and mistreat him because he had turned Indian (Dance with Wovles, 1990). With Avatar, the director has convey a fast paced fantasy adventure that weaves together a stream powerful themes that are so important to our modern world that they extend far beyond the world of fictional film. Issues like corporation demolishing nature for profit, the lack of respect for living creatures, and the failed system if "military diplomacy" that the US continue to follow. The themes in Avatar indicate the greatest challenges if our modern world, and the meaning of Avatar is both deeply moving and highly applicable to the future of human

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