VIDEO: Chris Jordan’s Film About An Island Where The Birds Have Bellies Full Of Plastic

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Artist Chris Jordan, whose work we’ve shown in 5 Things You Need To Know About Plastic Bottles Or You’ll Die Twice has a well shot new film in production called Midway. Midway is an island in the North Pacific that was the site of a battle widely regarded as the most important naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II. As its name suggests the island lies nearly halfway between North America and Asia. It’s also a place polluted with enough plastic to fill the bellies of the local birds.

Description: We are at a mid-way place. On a remote and isolated island in the middle of the Pacific, twelve-hundred miles northwest of Hawaii.

This is a moment in time, a chance to witness and understand our role in an astonishing environmental tragedy. This is a place that provides context. Here, reflected in the beauty of the Albatross, is an unfolding horror. Yet it is a horror in which we see our own lives, a snapshot of our impact on the planet that challenges us to consider how to move forward.

Join us on a journey with photographer Chris Jordan, on a breathtaking and emotional journey, into the heart of the Pacific, and into the heart of ourselves.

Production of the feature film “Midway” continues through 2011.


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