The plastic tragedy of the baby albatrosses in the Midway Atoll

May 27, 2013 | Environment
Albatross: being killed for the sake of plastics

On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific garbage patch.

The "Midway" film project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy.

Returning to the island over several years, photographer Chris Jordan and his team witness the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times.

The viewer will experience stunning juxtapositions of beauty and horror, destruction and renewal, grief and joy, birth and death, coming out the other side with their heart broken open and their worldview shifted.

Midway Atoll, one of the most remote islands on earth, is a kaleidoscope of geography, culture, human history, and natural wonder.

But one of the world’s most beautiful natural sanctuaries proves why the planet should ban plastics forever.

"Midway" will take viewers on a guided tour into the depths of their own spirits, delivering a profound message of reverence and love that is already reaching an audience of tens of millions of people around the world.

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