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Posted on Mar 20, 2013

“Come with me on a journey,” filmmaker Chris Jordan says in the trailer below, “through the eye of beauty, across an ocean of grief, and beyond.”

“Midway: A Love Story for Our Time From the Heart of the Pacific” is an independent, feature-length film that reveals “the plight of the Laysan albatross plagued by the ingestion of our plastic trash. Both elegy and warning,” the movie’s site says, “the film explores the interconnectedness of species, with the albatross on Midway as a mirror of our humanity.”

The film was funded by donations and grants and is slated for release in late 2013. See more about it here, and watch the trailer and a segment on the plastic trash that contaminates the beaches of Midway Island, about 1,000 miles northwest of Honolulu, below.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.



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