lunes, 28 de mayo de 2012

MIDWAY : a love story for our time : from the heart of the Pacific : by chris jordan

ORIGINAL: MidwayFilm

Satellite photo Flickr
Midway Journey is a poetic, visual, and introspective journey to one of the most remote places on the planet. 

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.

Production of the feature film "MIDWAY" continues through 2012.

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La Sopa de plástico,1 también conocida como Sopa de basura, Sopa tóxica, Gran mancha de basura del Pacífico, Gran zona de basura del Pacífico, Remolino de basura del Pacífico y otros nombres similares, es una zona del océano cubierta de desechos marinos en el centro del océano Pacífico Norte, localizada entre las coordenadas 135° a 155°O y 35° a 42°N. Se estima que tiene un tamaño de 1.400.000 km².2 Este basurero oceánico se caracteriza por tener concentraciones excepcionalmente altas de plástico suspendido y otros desechos que han sido atrapados por las corrientes del giro del Pacífico Norte (formado por un vórtice de corrientes oceánicas). A pesar de su tamaño y densidad, el lote de basura oceánico es difícilmente visible mediante fotografías satelitales3 y no es posible localizarlo con radares.

En 2010 se descubrió la Mancha de basura del Atlántico Norte que está relacionada también con el Giro oceánico del Atlántico Norte.

Photo: Chris Jordan

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