Honolulu Museum of Art Honolulu, HI

Albatross— The impacts of global plastic pollution

Post-screening, a panel of experts will discuss ways that audience members can take action to save the albatross and other wildlife from plastic pollution. Panelists to be announced. 

Presented in collaboration with the Friends of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Honolulu Museum of Art Honolulu, HI

Film Synopsis

"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?" Director Chris Jordan gives his answer in this gorgeous chronicle of environmental tragedy, recounting the decimation of a population of albatross by the plastic refuse littering its habitat.

Albatross is a stunning visual journey exploring the impacts of global plastic pollution through the eyes of the albatross on the remote Midway Atoll. Filmmaker Chris Jordan records cycles of birth, life, and death of these magnificent seabirds, illustrating the consequences of our reliance on single-use plastics.  

Photo by Chris Jordan