When Chris Jordan — an artist, activist and filmmaker whose work focuses on the staggering volume of trash humans spew into the world — received a package from a friend in the Arabian desert, the contents shocked him. Inside was a surreal mass of plastic, metal and glass — a strange conglomeration of trash.
He came to find out this object was found in the stomach of a dead camel that had consumed, among other things, more than 500 plastic bags before perishing.
Camel Gastrolith is a short film that challenges and confronts viewers to think hard about their consumption, lifestyle and the consequences of their actions on the Earth.
- Chris Jordan