James Cameron goes back to Brazil in 3D

James Cameron is a busy guy. That might be a bit of an understatement.

You might be asking yourself, why the hell has this chick been writing about Cameron so much lately? His news just drops on my schedule. Plus, don't you want to know what is going on in the world of Cameron? Sure you do.

That said, Cameron said on Sunday that he is going back to Brazil to, "make a 3D film on indigenous people of the Amazon who oppose construction of a huge dam for fear it could flood tribal lands."

"I want to return to meet some of the leaders of the Xikrin-Kayapo tribe who invited me. I want to take a 3D camera to film how they live, their culture," Cameron told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper. The director has visited the Amazon twice to show support for the tribe and also to film a small piece on the resistance to the damming project on the Xingu River. This will be included on the DVD/Blu-ray release of AVATAR.

Here's the current situation on the dam construction: "President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gave the green light last week for the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant on the Xingu River, a southern tributary to the mighty Amazon. Work is set to begin on the project either late this year or early 2011. Opponents of the dam project say it is not economically viable and would cause the displacement of 16,000 people because it would create a flood zone of 500 square kilometers along the banks of the Xingu. The government says no indigenous land would be threatened and that it has spent millions on reducing the social and environmental impact of the dam."

When the topic of the fight against the damn construction got brought up, Cameron told the newspaper that he, "did a film on the same topic", referring to AVATAR. He said that he was asked to help, "the Brazilian Indians, who were desperate, I could not turn away."

Extra Tidbit: "Where can I get some dam bait?"
Source: Yahoo! News



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