A film of which I’ve seen on one or more occasions as well as the majority of the population was Avatar. Avatar was directed, produced, and written by Academy Award Winner James Cameron in 2009 and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, and Sigourney Weaver. The film is 2154 where an ex-marine, Jake Sully (Worthington), replaces his deceased twin brother on the foreign planet of Pandora to assist in the scientific exploration of the planet lead by Dr. Grace Augustine (Weaver). Sully spends time with the native humanoid tribe the Na’vi and develops a close relationship to the tribe’s princess, Neytiri (Saldana). Soon enough the native tribe is threatened by a mega-mining corporation and its military forces lead by Col. Quaritch (Lang), which leaves Sully torn between following his orders and protecting the new world he has come to call home. The film is mainly about colonialism and can be related to several historical events such as Columbus first coming to the Americas and coming in contact with the Native Americans. Like the mega-corporation in Avatar mining the planet for a precious mineral called unobtanium, many Native Americans were enslaved and killed to mine for gold and silver. The film also includes a similar love story between two of the main characters to that of Pocahontas. When I first saw the film I right a way picked up the similarities between the events going on in the film and historical events. Not until History 202A was I able to fully go into historical detail by reading the works of Howard Zinn and John M. Murrin, which allowed me to even more compare and contrast the film from history and appreciate them both more.