I haven't seen Avatar yet, but I have seen Under Rich Earth, which quite frankly, seems to be the story Avatar is based on... Must see it. An amazing story of Ecuadoran farmers in a valley fighting for their lives, and the life of the valley. So far it has an actual, working, believable, happy ending... Hopefully not for Canadian mining companies though. Evil. Evil.
Under Rich Earth Trailer from Marco Rafael on Vimeo.
You can hear an interview with the director, Malcom Rogge, here:
Filmmaker Malcolm Rogge talks about his documentary film Under Rich Earth on CBC's "Our World". from Marco Rafael on Vimeo.