If you know me then you know I am a big fan of Avatar. It was the greatest piece of film making I have ever seen and I respect James Cameron’s story telling ability. I have said many times this movie has literally taken over the world. I have never seen such a reaction to a movie in my life. Here is another video that just confirms my beliefs. Is this ‘Life Imitating Art or Art Imitating Life?’
The village of Bilin reenacted James Cameron’s new film Avatar during todays weekly demonstration. Five Palestinian, Israeli and international activists were painted blue, with pointy ears and tales, resembling the Avatar characters. Like Palestinians, the Avatars fight imperialism, although the colonizers have different origins. The Avatars presence in Bilin today symbolizes the united resistance to imperialism of all kinds.
This was absolutely riveting. I keep thinking they would fire on her and actually kill her during her report. These protesters are fearless and shows you that Middle East peace is far from being achieved. This reporter should commended for her bravery and some might say stupidity for risking her life to tell this story.
via Al Jazeera
Israeli soldiers have fired tear gas on Palestinians protesting against the Israeli separation barrier which cuts through their West Bank village.
The soldiers also fired tear gas at Jacky Rowland, Al Jazeera’s correspondent who was covering the event live from near the village of Bilin.