Garbage versus Nature

Garbage versus Nature – What are we doing? Video about Life and Death

Garbage versus Nature – What are we doing?

A Short Documentary about Life and Death

Garbage versus nature

People should know about this terrible thing we do.

Most of us are simply unaware.
Until my ghastly tale is told,
this heart within me burns.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

MIDWAY a Message from the Gyre : a short film by Chris Jordan

This short film, MIDWAY, is a Message from the Gyre.  It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an Garbage versus Natureastonishingly 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.

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

For more information:
MidwayFilm.com

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The island in this video is Midway Island in the North Pacific Ocean.  It is more than 2,000 miles from the nearest continent.

Do we have the courage to face the realities of our time and allow ourselves

to feel deeply enough that it transforms us and our future?

Come with me on a journey through the eye of beauty

across an ocean of grief and beyond.

Garbage versus NatureAbout the Albatross:

Albatrosses are large flying birds that spend most of their life on the sea.  They use their morphologically  adapted wings and large wingspans to travel long distances without using muscles. Instead of flapping the wings, they use specialised gliding techniques to minimise the use of muscles and energy.

The wingspans of Wandering albatrosses can reach up to 3.5 metres (11 ft). This is the largest wingspan of any bird.

An albatross can live up to 60 years and in that life time it would have travelled millions of kilometres.

They attain sexual maturity at around 5 years but usually breed when they are 7 – 10 years old.

World Wildlife Federation

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23 thoughts on “Garbage versus Nature – What are we doing? Video about Life and Death

    • There is too much ignorance in this world, you’re right about that. Where will it end? So sad. I can’t imagine what it will be like for future generations. Thank you, Neva for visiting my site. I think this is your first time here. I hope you enjoyed it and will come back again soon! Peace to you!

    • It is so sad, isn’t it? It breaks my heart to see any animal dying because of humankind’s ignorance. :/ I used to take part in beach cleanup, and it was amazing all the junk we could pick up in a few hours. Most of it plastic. Terrible. Thank you for your comment, Michelle. Take care.

  1. oh no.. that’s terrible.. i was so behaved and shocked watching the video.. So sad about them that many are died. I was also amazed by the Albatross of what they capable of and what they are. I’ve learned a lot, I love your posts. 🙂

    • I am hoping that some people who see this video will open their own eyes to what they may be doing on a personal level. That’s all I can hope for, influencing one person at a time. I’m glad you took the time to visit my site, Eileen. Peace to you.

  2. I saw this a year or so ago….tremendously sad. Midway should be treated a national park or conserved as a battlefield. Hundreds of American lives were lost defending that island from the IJN. There actions turned the tide in the Pacific Theater.
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