Date(s) - Jul Sun 22 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The journey of ALBATROSS began in 2008 as a collaboration between Seattle-based filmmaker Chris Jordan and activist/photographer Manuel Maqueda. Studying the newly-emerging issue of ocean plastic pollution, they learned of a stunning environmental tragedy taking place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. They began planning an expedition there, and on their first trip to Midway Island in September of 2009, their team photographed and filmed thousands of young albatrosses that lay dead on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. The experience was devastating, not only for what it meant for the suffering of the birds, but also for what it reflected back about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity’s damaged relationship with the living world.
$5 notaflof, with a panel of activists for community discussion afterwards.
View the trailer here: