James Cameron, the director of Avatar, hosted a fundraiser for the indigenous Achuar in South America. The Achuar are fighting oil companies for rights to their land, and Camron thought it would be a good idea to invite tribal leaders to a screening of Avatar – because of the environmental message in the film.
But their comments after the film were not what he was expecting and now he has rewritten parts of his planned sequel as a result of the negative remarks.
A tribal elder said: ‘In this movie, they solved their problems by fighting. We are not afraid to fight, but we have decided to solve our problems through dialogue. So this movie needs a better message.’
So Cameron says he will change the film.