Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Documentary Trailer MIDWAY: Message From the Gyre

The trailer for the short film documentary Midway: Message From the Gyre shot by Seattle based photographer Chris Jordan shot this film over multiple visits to the Midway Atollo, an island isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  It shows the plight of the Albatross and how they are dying off due to the consumption of plastic.  Midway Atollo, although in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and fairly isolated from human development (the population is about 60 people and just over 300 visited last year) the negative environmental impact from humans is heavily felt with the Island being located in the North Pacific Garbage Patch or "Garbage Island."  Nearly half the size of Australia this collection of half submerged plastic is collected in the middle of the ocean by the swirling currents of the Pacific.  Click here for more information.  Chris Jordan is currently looking for money to complete this film and for distribution but says it will be released in 2014.

MIDWAY a Message from the Gyre : a short film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo.

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