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Film Screening: Avatar (2009)

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Ecology Center

2530 San Pablo Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702

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In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store.

Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!).

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Avatar (2009) • Directed by James Cameron

Rated PG-13 • Runtime: 2:42

Screening Date: Sunday, January 21 / 3:00pm-6:00pm

Themes: Sustainability

Cost: FREE

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Our first screening of 2018 is James Cameron’s blockbuster film Avatar that imagines a world and culture based completely on sustainable living. The story takes place 150 years or so in the future on a planet called Pandora, a forested utopia populated by a humanoid species called the Na’vi, as well as a variety of exotic flora and fauna, all living in a harmonious balance.

The peaceful planet erupts in conflict when humans arrive on Pandora to mine a rare ore, and consider everything else ready to be bulldozed, blasted, or relocated. As the main character, a former Marine named Jake, is sent to infiltrate and learn about the Na’vi, he learns to appreciate the Na’vi and ultimately decides to protect their way of life. This classic good vs. evil story touches on the themes of sustainability and exploitation of natural resources, as well as the consequences of modern technology and society on the world we call home.

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVdO-cx-McA

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