Feb 18, 2010

avatar: how not to do solidarity

There have been several stories about "the real avatar" story. The video here is another example - the ritual held by the women starting at minute 4 is a striking way to try to get the mining company and the Colombian military out of their lands. Also love this image of Palestinians in a protest dressed like the Avatar characters. Lets keep using the movie to bring more attention to the real thing! Haven't seen the movie yet? It's both a powerful expose of the evils of empire, and then falls into all sorts of colonial white supremacist saviour traps. A study in how not to do solidarity. But still well worth seeing. I mean, hey, Evo Morales and Starhawk like it. The Vatican doesn't. Do you need more than that?

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