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James Cameron to Host NRDC benefit

Daniel Hinerfeld

Posted February 18, 2010

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This Monday, February 22nd, Avatar director James Cameron will participate in a discussion with Elvis Mitchell, host of KCRW’s The Treatment, to benefit NRDC.  They’ll screen excerpts from Avatar and talk about public reaction to the powerful environmental message of the film.  James and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, are strong supporters of NRDC – Suzy is a member of NRDC’s Leadership Council – and it’s wonderful of them to have partnered with NRDC to host this event.

To me, the core message of Avatar is that life is sacred and deserves the utmost respect. Its story of environmental destruction, both on Earth and on the fictional Pandora, reflects our actual behavior as we rush blindly to burn every bit of fossil fuel we can get our hands on, heedless of the consequences.  That narrative couldn’t be more important, and yet it seems to have really irked a number of conservative commentators. Their attacks were summarized by Patrick Goldstein in the L.A. Times.

So it should be a lively discussion.

If you're based in LA, get your tickets now by calling 310-815-9152 or sending an email to

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