Feb 17 2010
Look, I get it all. I understand that Avatar is an influential film. But please people. Remember that it is a visually stunning film that had a mediocre story. Hell, even people who loved the movie can admit this. So forgive me if I found this news to be a bit strange.
The conflict in the Middle East took on an especially cinematic quality Friday, when activists representing a small Palestinian village dressed up like the oppressed aliens from the blockbuster movie “Avatar” before staging a demonstration in front of the Israeli West Bank barrier.
“When people around the world who have watched the film see our demonstration and the conditions that provoked it, they will realize that the situations are identical,” said Mohammed Khatib, one of the leading Palestinian organizers of the protest against the barrier.
Yeah? And? Couldn’t you just protest like “normal” people? Well, I suppose it’s definitely attention getting to dress up like a James Cameron figure running around and waving a flag. I get that. I don’t condone it. But I get it.
For more of the madness protest, you can check out pics after the jump
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