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?
and our future?
Come with me on a journey through the eye of beauty
Across an ocean of grief and beyond…
Chris Jordan - Director/Producer For more information: MidwayFilm.com Twitter: @midwayjourney
Music Baaba Maal
Text below from the Vimeo page of the project:
A powerful, poetic, visual and introspective 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.
Watching and reading this takes us to embrace chaos, confusion and conflict as Harrison Owen suggests us; birth and death, breath in, breath out; let go through the grief process,... Open Space. It also takes us to Byron Katie´s proposal to love what is.