LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia's first indigenous president is praising "Avatar" 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 defense of nature."
James Cameron's "Avatar" 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 worldwide since its release last month.
Morales' comments were reported Tuesday by the official news agency ABI.
ABI said he watched the film with his daughter Sunday in his third-ever trip to the movies.