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  • James Cameron Talks Conservation

    2010 - 04.21

    Last month film director James Cameron spoke on the last day of the International Forum on Sustainability. The event was attended by numerous political representatives, businessmen as well as Al Gore, the former Vice President of the United States.

    The central theme to Cameron’s speech was the importance of gaining public support and awareness for preserving the Amazon. He went on to urge the attendees that there is not much time to reverse the damage that has already been done. He estimated that they had between five to ten years before the damage would be irrevocable.

    In his speech Cameron urged the Brazilian government to rethink building the Belo Monte dam in Para. He claims that the dam will divert the waters of the Xingu River and affect the lives of 25 thousand local residents. Cameron is expected to go visit the site after the conference in order to see for himself exactly what the consequences of building the dam will be. At the end of his speech James Cameron was applauded by Jecinaldo Sater, the Secretary of State for indigenous peoples (SEIND) from the Satere-Mawe tribe.

    On a related note, James Cameron has denied rumours that the second Avatar film could be filmed in the Amazon as the first was recorded with the use of computer graphics. However Cameron did say that he wanted to save some work in the state, which could be used to put together a documentary.

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