Monday, June 11, 2012

A Powerful Visual Journey Into The Heart Of An Astonishingly Symbolic Environmental Tragedy

MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan 

The MIDWAY media project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. 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. 

Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding.

Chris Jordan - Director/Producer Stephanie Levy - Producer Terry Tempest Williams - Writer Jan Vozenilek - Director of photography Rob Mathes - Composer Jim Hurst - Location sound Joseph Schweers - Camera Manuel Maqueda - Advisor