Cameron sees metaphor for Earth in 'Avatar'

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Cameron sees metaphor for Earth in 'Avatar'

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Cameron sees metaphor for Earth in 'Avatar'

LONDON (AFP) - Its story unfolds on an alien planet in the 22nd century, but director James Cameron says his new film "Avatar" is a metaphor for the way humankind treats Earth today.

Cameron joined stars Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang for Thursday's premiere of the science fiction epic in London, ahead of its worldwide release next week.

Set on a distant planet called Pandora, in the heart of a vast tropical forest, it recounts how strife erupts between an indigenous tribe and an Earth-based consortium pillaging for a precious mineral.
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