AN AUDACIOUS HOPE FOR Avatar 2.0
(AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Brazil's Senator and presidential candidate of the Green Party Marina Silva, met with Hollywood film maker James Cameron, in Sao Paulo, Sunday, April 11, 2010 and briefed him on the environmental challenges facing Amazônia and indigenous cultures.
James Cameron has been in Brazil to offer help to the coalition of environmentalists and indigenous peoples who have been in a long-time struggle against the Belo Monte dam, which Cameron calls, "a real life 'Avatar'." He also says that he is collecting information for a sequel to the movie.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if Avatar 2.0 was able to tell a story of terra preta and biochar? It would be an audaciously HOPEFUL story and much more realistic than the romance of forest dwellers defeating the juggernaut of modern civilization in an epic war.
Avatar 2.0 could be the story in which the wisdom of ancient cultures leads modern civilization back from the brink of disaster by showing how agriculture might become earth healing and renewing, thus saving the forest, indigenous cultures and all of us.
WHAT A CONCEPT!