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The MIDWAY film (an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy)

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.

We frame our story in the vividly gorgeous language of state-of-the-art high-definition digital cinematography, surrounded by millions of live birds in one of the world’s most beautiful natural sanctuaries. The viewer will experience stunning juxtapositions of beauty and horror, destruction and renewal, grief and joy, birth and death, coming out the other side with their heart broken open and their worldview shifted. Stepping outside the stylistic templates of traditional environmental or documentary films, MIDWAY will take viewers on a guided tour into the depths of their own spirits, delivering a profound message of reverence and love that is already reaching an audience of tens of millions of people around the world.

Production of the feature film "MIDWAY" continues through 2013.

Spanish: El proyecto de la película MIDWAY es un viaje visual de gran alcance en el corazón de una tragedia ambiental sorprendentemente simbólico. En una de las islas más remotas del planeta, decenas de miles de albatros bebé yacen muertos en el suelo, con el cuerpo lleno de plástico del Parche de Basura del Pacífico. Al regresar a la isla durante varios años, nuestro equipo está siendo testigo de los ciclos de la vida y la muerte de estas aves como metáfora de múltiples capas para nuestros tiempos. Con el fotógrafo Chris Jordan como nuestra guía, caminamos por el fuego de horror y pena, frente a la inmensidad de la tragedia-y nuestra propia complicidad-de frente. Y en este proceso, nos encontramos con una ruta inesperada a una experiencia de transformación de la belleza, la aceptación y la comprensión.

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