Millions of people have seen photographer Chris Jordan's beautiful and incredibly disturbing photos of Laysan albatrosses, revealing rotting bodies riddled with plastic waste even though they live on Midway Island, 2,000 miles from the nearest human habitation. Now he's turned those eco art photographs into a film to be released later in 2013, and from what I can see of the trailer (below), it is going to be an incredible film. Titled "Midway: Message from the Gyre," it is both "elegy and warning," according to the film's site.
"Returning to the island over several years, our team has witnessed and filmed cycles of birth, life, and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our time. With internationally acclaimed artist Chris Jordan as our guide, our film will walk directly into the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy — and our own complicity — head on."
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