Dir. Chris Jordan, USA, 1 hr 37 mins, 2017, HIFF recommended 12, English
ALBATROSS, a film by artist Chris Jordan, is a powerfully moving love story about birds on Midway Island in the Pacific whose bodies are filled with ocean plastic. The journey of ALBATROSS began in 2008 as a collaboration between activist/photographer Manuel Maqueda and artist Chris Jordan. Studying the newly-emerging issue of ocean plastic pollution, they learned of a stunning environmental tragedy taking place on a tiny atoll in the centre of the vast North Pacific Ocean. They immediately began planning an expedition there, and on their first trip to Midway Island in September of 2009, their 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 about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity’s damaged relationship with the living world.
Screened with The Lantern Man
Dir. Xenia Swan, UK, 2017, Drama, English
Unwilling to accept his replacement, the Lighthouse Keeper has to fight for his identity when his successor arrives.
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Please note: this film does not yet have a British Film Rating, please be advised that content may not be suitable for children. HiFF has given this film a rating of 12A.