FREE Admission - Donations at the door, Thank you
ALBATROSS – A Film by Artist Chris Jordan
On a tiny island in the heart of the Pacific, a love story is unfolding. This film is an incredible, life-changing, and timely public artwork created by Chris Jordan.
It is a love story… a brilliant and poignant look at both the pain in our world and the love that tugs at us to do something.
“I want people to watch this film and feel sadness and rage and realise that comes from a place of love. Don’t pull the plug out of the bathtub just yet; don’t let all that raw emotion drain away. Once you feel love, you can be more courageous and make more radical choices.” – Chris Jordan
At the express request of Chris Jordan, there is no charge for attendance.
The journey of ALBATROSS began in 2008, as a collaboration with activist/photographer Manuel Maqueda. Studying the newly-emerging issue of ocean plastic pollution, we learned of a stunning environmental tragedy taking place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. We immediately began planning an expedition there, and on our first trip to Midway Island in September of 2009, we and our 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 to us about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity's damaged relationship with the living world.
ALBATROSS is being given to the world as a new-paradigm gift-economy offering. The main ways it will spread is by word of mouth, social media, and hosted screenings. You can personally amplify its message by sharing your feelings and experience of ALBATROSS through your networks. You can help its audience grow globally by sending it to your friends in other countries.
All incoming funds will be applied to help bring ALBATROSS further out into the world. We invite you to join in whatever ways inspire you, to carry the transformational story of our beloved birds to awakening hearts everywhere.