As Cameron put the conversion motif, the film urges people to look at themselves from “nature’s point of view.” He then noted that the biggest cheer consistently erupts from the audience when the reptilian
hammerheads rout the destructive human invaders. Cameron expressed
delight that, by the end of the movie, everyone is “rooting for nature.”
This is a remarkable achievement since most in his audience belong to the very civilizations which, for millennia, have labored to bend nature to their will, while eliminating, often violently, the
small-scale societies that are inconveniently in the way.
When we root for nature in the film, at least subconsciously, most of us are committing emotional treason against our own civilizations.
This unlikely event is possible because feelings of belonging and connection to nature are part of our emotional repertoire. We evolved here and find biologically intact ecosystems beautiful because, when we
are drawn to and protect such places, we flourish.
This affinity for nature may explain the global appeal of Avatar but not why it ran second in the Oscar competition. Ironically, in the battle between these cinematic epics, The Hurt Locker
was portrayed as counter-cultural, when it actually pandered to
patriotic convention. Meanwhile, Avatar was cast as
technologically radical while few commented on its radical critique of a
militarized technological civilization, or on its counter-cultural
religious vision. These are things some Academy voters, little doubt,
found too radical to support.
Avatar, nevertheless, spoke the deeper truths. It reminded us about true belonging and how we should live. It evoked in us what we know deep in our genome, that our well being, and the well being of all
life, is mutually dependent. It urged us to recognize that all life is
sacred and worthy of reverent defense.
Not everyone who enjoyed Avatar will grasp and act on the message. But we ignore its message to our impoverishment and peril.
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I believe~We Are One race! We have only ONE Planet,Earth! All connected to each other...
This is a beautiful Tribute to Avatar, Beautiful words to a Beautiful song with I feel important message to us ALL to LOVE & care..what if~ Everyone cared? What this World could be.....