Bolivia president praises Avatar
Published 13/01/2010 | 16:13
Avatar has been praised by Bolivia's first indigenous president for what he calls its message of saving the environment from exploitation.
A self-proclaimed socialist, Evo Morales says he identifies with the film's "profound show of resistance to capitalism and the struggle for the defence of nature".
James Cameron's movie tells of the mystic, nature-loving Na'vi - tall blue creatures who inhabit the planet Pandora and must contend with humans intent on grabbing its resources.
It has earned more than 1.1 billion dollars worldwide since its release last month.
Bolvian news agency ABI also said he watched the film with his daughter Sunday in his third-ever trip to the movies.