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I saw a little film by a Canadian director, James Cameron, called Avatar, The Way of Water, and here’s what I learned from it.

This post is inspired by @chantelle 's post about what can you learn from films.

I saw a little film by a Canadian director, James Cameron, called Avatar, The Way of Water, and here’s what I learned from it.
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    1. This Family is Our Fortress

    Jake Sully, the main character, gathers his Na'vi family around and says: 'Sully's stick together' - I learned that to have a strong base of support carries the family through many life threatening hardships.  We all need a tribe to thrive.

    2. Jake Sully always has a plan to take action

    When his old nemesis and former human Sky People come hunting for him, Jake convinces his Navi wife Neytiri and kids to leave their territorial forest lands of Pandora to explore the water people's island to save their lives, and they go on a heroes journey to become water people.  I learned to take action and save your life when a threat is imminent, don't cling to the past and hope for the best.  Destruction comes before creation.

    3. Jake’s Adopted Daughter Kiri is Ostracized for her Spiritual Powers Until They Are Useful

    The characters don't understand why Kiri, Re-incarnated  from Grace (Sigourney Weaver) bonds with the whole environment and all the organisms which in a plot twist later, becomes super useful.  I learned when people seem weird, they may have special powers that can help you.

    4. When A Mother’s Children Are Being Threatened She Will Fight To The Death, Pregnant or Not

    5. Action and Bravery Always Win Over Cowardice and Comfort

    6. Spider, Despite Not Being Na’vi Can Get Along with Na’vi and Help Them and Fall in Love With Them. (We can get along with anyone who shares the same agenda as us) And we don’t need to sacrifice the natural environment of the ‘ecotopia.’

    7. The Humans Want to Profit in The Short Term From The Calhoon’s Young Forever Juice, But The Na’vi want to Form A Mutually BeneficiaLong Term Relationship With The Calhoon’s. (Similar to Indigenous People’s relationship to old growth trees)

    8. A Sequel Can Be As Good if Not Better Than The Original Movie

    I read that James Cameron made 900 pages of notes single spaced on what was good about the first Avatar movie and what was bad, and asked his crew to review them and comment, 

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