The MIDWAY film 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.
Production of the feature film “MIDWAY” continues through 2012.
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
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