Mexico.- James Cameron ruled out that “Avatar: The Way of Water” have purposes racistsaffirmed that it is a film product of man’s genius, thus answering those who accused him and started a boycott campaign against the film.
The movie “Avatar: The Path of Water”, has achieved its second weekend at the top of the North American box office, racking up earnings of 253.7 million dollars in United States.
The film director assured that he was inspired by real things. “We try to walk a fine line there and celebrate indigenous Polynesian culture in general, from Hawaii, through Tahiti, to French Polynesia, to Maori culture and Samoan culture and so on. And also put our own spin on it with our artists in terms of the style of the tattoos, the costumes and all that kind of stuff,” James Cameron said in an interview with The Wrap.
They call for a boycott against ‘Avatar’
Some activists who defend indigenous cultures criticized Cameron for not hiring actors to represent these cultures, which he has said he defends in his projects.
The artist Yuè Begay published a letter in which she invites people not to see “Avatar: El camino del agua” and to boycott it.
“Don’t watch Avatar: The Way of Water. Join Native Americans and other indigenous groups around the world in boycotting this horrible, racist film. Our cultures were misappropriated to cater to some white man’s complex salvation,” Yuè wrote. Begay.
“You have chosen to show or glorify colonialism. White people as aliens based on real indigenous peoples. That is colonialism. That is colonization,” wrote the artist of Navajo origin.
Do the right. Hire us! Hire our experts in your writing rooms, as your consultants, as your leaders. Stop trying to lead. You are NOT our leader. You are a stranger. A guest to our lands and culture. He acts as such, “criticized the artist.
With information from Reform Agency
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