Avatar premiered in London on December 10, 2009. The international release was December 16th and it then appeared in the US on December 18th. Not coincidentally, the community of Learnnavi.org happily united ourselves to support this amazing film five years ago, too!
Happy 5th Birthday, Avatar!
Read some retrospective being posted in the LN forums!
Ftxozäri Aylrrtok Mengaru (Happy birthday) to Wes Studi and Giovanni Ribisi!
Next year the Belo Monte dam will flood vast swathes of Amazon rainforest. Indian tribes living on the river have lost their fight to halt the project – now they await the floods that threaten their entire way of life
Read the story in The Guardian here.
To commemorate the 5th Birthday of Avatar and LearnNavi.org, a Na’vi language contest has been organized by community member Tìtstewan. The categories are Prose and Poetry.
The overall theme of this year’s contest is:
Mrra zìsìt hu Uniltìrantok sì LearnNa’vi.org teya ta vur lu. Pivlltxe pum ngeyä!
(Five years with Avatar and LN which is full of history. Tell yours!)
Compositions should be one of the following themes
Why do you love the Na’vi language?
What do you like about the Na’vi’s culture, life and environment?
What was/is the best experience you had/have with this community or regarding learning Na’vi?
Complete details can be found here!
“The government does not want to demarcate [Sawré Muybu] because it will obstruct the hydroelectric dams that they want to build on our river,” said the Munduruku via a statement translated by International Rivers and Amazon Watch. “Since the government won’t assume its responsibility, we determined to do it ourselves.”
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