James Cameron`s next on Amazon dam

London: Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron is planning to shoot a 3D movie, which will highlight the plight of indigenous people of Brazil, who are facing displacement over the construction of a dam on the Amazon river.

Cameron, who focused on fictitious Pandora land and its inhabitants Na`vi people in blockbuster `Avatar`, wants to show his support to the local tribes, Contactmusic reported. The 56-year-old director has been vocal against the construction of multibillion dollar Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project on Xingu river, which has been given a green signal by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

In an interview published in the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, Cameron says, "I want to return to meet some of the leaders of the Xikrin-Kayapo tribe who invited me. I want to take a 3D camera to film how they live, their culture."

Cameron has previously shot a short piece about the Amazon Indians` resistance to the project and plans to include it as an extra on his forthcoming Avatar DVD, set for release at Christmas.

The indigenous population in the area fears that the proposed dam will wreak havoc in their communities, flooding land in some places, drying up rivers in others and triggering an influx of workers, prostitution and disease.

PTI

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