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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:07 PM

On One of The Remotest Islands on Our Planet... Amazing and Tragic Images





The MIDWAY media 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.

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Reply On One of The Remotest Islands on Our Planet... Amazing and Tragic Images (Original post)
trailmonkee Feb 2013 OP
robinlynne Feb 2013 #1
trailmonkee Feb 2013 #2
Fridays Child Feb 2013 #3
DebJ Feb 2013 #4
trailmonkee Feb 2013 #5
Lint Head Feb 2013 #6
Michigan-Arizona Feb 2013 #7
snappyturtle Feb 2013 #8
AverageMe Feb 2013 #9
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #10
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #11
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #12

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:15 PM

1. afraid to watch.

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:20 PM

2. it's really well shot - well worth watching - hard to watch, but short

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:30 PM

3. Horrifying.

And so sad.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:47 PM

4. Thanks for posting this. I am a changed person.

I will never again use a plastic store bag. I have tons of reusable ones, leave them in the car, then lazy out.
Never again. And this will help me kick my soda habit...all those lids. OMG.

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Response to DebJ (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:13 AM

5. so hard to shift when it is such a major part of life for everybody....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:21 AM

6. Plastic is made with petroleum.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:38 AM

7. So very sad----Hard to even watch

That short video was such an eye opener.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:50 AM

8. Thanks. Just posted to my FB page. When visiting Padre Island, Corus Christi I

was always amazed at the junk that came in with the tide.....from the carelessness of humans.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:52 AM

9. I only get the message "This video is private" so I can not watch it

 

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:46 AM

10. Do you have another link? This one went "private" and is inaccessible.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:09 PM

11. Here

Being a lover of (and keeper of) birds. This is REALLY tough to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dtJFiIXp5Bo#t=163s

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:20 PM

12. Brutal.



But thanks for the link. EVERYONE needs to see this.

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