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A scientific team launch a ‘hearts and minds’ campaign to try and persuade the ‘noble savage’ Na’vi people to move and allow mining to commence. To break cultural boundaries, they create ‘Avatars’, artificially created alien bodies to be ‘driven’ by human operators. If the team fails, a large military force stands ready to force the Na’vi from their homes. The story sees a former marine controlling an Avatar ‘go native’ before he organises the Na’vi resistance in the inevitable battle.

John Dray

Pocahontas in space

AVATAR Director: James Cameron Cert. 12A

James Cameron’s Avatar is set in the future. A corporation from a dying earth is seeking to exploit the mineral resources of the beautiful planet Pandora, occupied by the indigenous Na’vi people whose major city lies above a huge mineral deposit.