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We’re still flying! And new Midway film teaser…

              Dear supporters of Midway: Thank you from deep in our hearts for all the support and comments and well-wishes. Midway has been shouldering the blustery winds of film post-production, taking its inspiration from the albatrosses’ winged perseverance through all that man and nature send their way. We are [...]

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Dear friends, We are absolutely thrilled that we just hit our 20% mark on our Kickstarter campaign – THANK YOU!!! – Every dollar counts, please spread the word & help us keep the momentum going so we may make our goal! kickstarter.com/projects/midwayfilm/join-the-midway-film-project We’ve also added a couple of other ways you can contribute… via Paypal [...]

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Midway V – Poem: On witnessing an albatross feeding

On witnessing an albatross feeding To witness a young albatross open wide its translucent, newborn throat, open the soft, pink shell to its mother, to the contents of the sea she carried in her body for thousands of miles, for over twenty million years – to watch, today, the chick wholly embrace the amber-colored squid [...]

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MIDWAY V – The great schlep – How we get to Midway

From Honolulu to Midway – this short video shows the process of how we get our selves and all our gear to Midway Island    

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MIDWAY – film trailer

Our new film trailer is now live. You can also view it in high resolution on our new website: www.MidwayFilm.com

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MIDWAY JOURNEY III – Chris Jordan final day summary

Chris Jordan checks in on the eve of our last day on Midway Island before our departure.

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MIDWAY JOURNEY III – Open Hearts, Broken Hearts

It’s the mid-point of our current journey and Chris Jordan checks in from an albatross-covered field on Midway Atoll to share the abundant sights and sounds, as well as the realization that all albatross chicks here likely have plastic in their bellies.

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MIDWAY JOURNEY – Education Outreach

Chris Jordan and Jan Vozenilek share their experiences on Midway with students at Penticton Secondary School in British Columbia – Canada, and announce that Emily Chartrand, a grade 11 student, will be joining the expedition on their next journey to Midway Atoll in March 2011. Working with Emily, the Midway Team is expanding its education [...]

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John Klavitter, the acting manager of the Midway Atoll National Wildlife refuge has spent almost 9 years on Midway Island. In this short film, he not only takes a closer look inside one of the dead chicks, but also shares his personal views and connection to the Albatross. Camera and editing: Jan Vozenilek Sound: Joe [...]

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MIDWAY JOURNEY II – Kaleidoscope, a poem by Victoria Sloan Jordan

In this poetic offering, a plastic filled bird carcass becomes a symbol for awakening. Filmed and edited by Jan Vozenilek Music by Christen Lien

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    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.

    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 that is already reaching an audience of tens of millions of people around the world.

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