James Cameron’s Avatar is getting all kinds of praise from all kinds of places, including CNN’s Tom Charity.
Charity suggests that, if you’re going to see the Terminator director’s latest, you’d do well to give yourself some context by going to see Joe Berlinger’s Crude, as well:
Dramatically, [Avatar is] simplistic. But if you look around the world at the devastating impact of oil companies on indigenous populations, you have to concede that Cameron has a point. A double bill with Joe Berlinger’s documentary Crude might be in order.
And guess what? Crude is playing now, here. You have until Dec 23 to catch it, and then it’s gone from Ottawa.
Avatar will probably be around a little while longer.
(Read CNN’s full review of Avatar here.)