Artist Chris Jordan first came to Mountainfilm in 2008 to show and discuss “Running the Numbers,” which depicts mankind’s rapacious consumption. While he continues to work on this series, he’s currently making a film about the plight of the albatross on Midway Island.
In his many trips to the remote island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Jordan has chronicled what happens to the birds when they collect food for their chicks and return with a beak full of plastic from the Pacific Garbage Gyre. The work is disturbing, but also, like all of Jordan’s work, it’s incredibly beautiful.
Jordan will show some short clips from the film in progress and speak about what he’s seen and experienced on Midway Island.
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