Avatar reminded me how impotent force is in the long run. The bullies will inevitably make headway in the short run. Love and understanding will win in the long run. Of course in the movies the love and understanding fights fire with fire so there is an incredible confrontation at the climax of the movie. In real life, it takes longer and is much less dramatic to overcome the big powerful machine. And yet, it's still worth it.
As we come closer to the season of Peace and Goodwill to all men, it's even sadder that over the centuries we are still so wrapped up in having to be right, in proving our point, in making others suffer so we can feel bigger that peace still seems so incredibly far off.
The film The Cove turned into not only a documentary of the slaughter of dolphins in Japan but also of the adventure and covert ops that needed to be undertaken in order to tell the story. Unbelievably, they were invited to the Japanese film festival!