the film Avatar. Choose 1 (max 2) of the following discussion…

Question Answered step-by-step the film Avatar. Choose 1 (max 2) of the following discussion… the film Avatar. Choose 1 (max 2) of the following discussion question options:Science Fiction as geographical metaphor: Lauded science fiction author Ursula LeGuin once said that science fiction isn’t predictive, its descriptive. Meaning that works of science fiction are not really about the future, or far flung adventures, but they are rather a thought experiment whose actual purpose is to describe reality – to describe the present world, but under the guise of a metaphor or changed scenario. There are at least two major metaphors behind the film Avatar, discuss a minimum of one of them in detail. Imagined Communities: The settler imaginary: We just watched the film Smoke Signals, which as I mentioned was the first feature length film written, directed, and produced by Native Americans, starring a cast of Native Americans and filmed on a Native American Reservation. In short, it was a film written and created by and for Native Americans but with the intent to be culturally shared.  The movie Avatar, however, came out 12 years after Smoke Signals and was directed by James Cameron, a white man famous for directing movies such as Aliens, the Terminator franchise and Titanic. In Avatar, he portrays the experience of indigeneity from a completely different perspective, which is academically referred to as a “settler imaginary”. That is, the telling of a story involving indigenous lands, peoples, cultures, etc, from the perspective of the descendants of those immigrants who arrived from other parts of the world to “settle” (live permanently) on the North American continent. Now imagine that Thomas and Victor from Smoke Signals went to see Avatar together when it came out. Provide a critique of the film from their perspective.   Social Science Sociology GEO 1400 Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)

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