ALBATROSS is a powerful visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On Midway island, in the remote North Pacific Ocean, tens of thousands of Laysan albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. ALBATROSS takes us on a journey through horror and grief, facing the shock of this tragedy and our own complicity head on.
Internationally-acclaimed photographic artist Chris Jordan (www.chrisjordan.com), in his filmmaking debut, returned to Midway over many years with his team, documenting the cycles of life and death, and capturing stunning and intimate portraits of these magnificent seabirds.
The trailer for ALBATROSS (formerly titled Midway) has reached an audience of millions around the world. Stepping outside the stylistic templates of traditional documentary film, the full-length feature, also edited and narrated by Chris Jordan, takes us more fully into the tragedy, while delivering a profound message of reverence and renewal.