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The film “Avatar the way of water” was inspired by Indonesia

The Matkayna are a clan that emerged from the film Avatar inspired by the Bajo tribe from Indonesia

The film Avatar The Way of Water has graced the world since its broadcast on 14 December 2022 until now.

The duration of three hours is able to offer the beauty of the Pandora Sea that anesthetizes the audience.

However, who would have thought that there is a fact that one of the inspirations for the film Avatar The Way of Water is the Bajo Tribe from Indonesia.

Their residence is even in the form of a stilt house that stands above the sea.

As is well known, in the film, Jack Sully decides to bring his family to meet the Metkayina tribe who are the rulers of the ocean. The tribe has tattoos on several parts of its body. Apart from that, they also live by the beach which is called Awa’atlu Village.

The Bajo tribe is famous for its prowess in exploring the sea. Its people can even dive to a depth of 70 meters below sea level with just one breath.

In the past, the Bajo people used to live on their boats or were often called nomads. However, nowadays many Bajo people build houses on the shallow sea as a place to live. Not only in Indonesia, the Bajo tribe is also spread across the seas of Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

In Indonesia, they are spread across East Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara, East Nusa Tenggara, and other eastern parts of Indonesia.

The uniqueness of the Bajo tribe inspired James Cameron to create the Metkayina in The Way of Water. Because, in the film, the Metkayina tribe also lives in a house on stilts and has the ability to dive for a longer time than other Na’vi.