James Cameron's latest blockbuster film, Avatar, tells the story of the nature loving N'avi warriors who live on the lush planet Pandora and are fighting to keep foreign corporations from exploiting their natural habitat. Although the film depicts an all too familiar Hollywood story of a White man rescuing a primitive, indigenous population (see Dances With Wolves, The Last Samurai, etc.), Bolivian president Evo Morales has praised the movie's message of nature preservation.
Evo Morales told the AP in La Paz, Bolivia that he identifies with the film's "profound show of resistance to capitalism and the struggle for the defence of nature." Morales went to see the movie on Sunday with his daughter. It is only the third time ever that Morales has been to a movie theater.
Ironically enough, Avatar is well on its way to becoming the highest grossing movie ever made and has earned more than $1.1 billion worldwide since it's release on Dec. 17.