Albatross Film Screening: JULY 19

2018-07-19 18:00 - 2018-07-19 20:00
Flutterbies Cottage Cafe
23 Coolman Street, Tyalgum, New South Wales, Australia

Join us for a special “Plastic-Free July” film screening of the beautifully-crafted “Albatross” by Chris Jordan. Film screening will be hosted at Flutterbies Cafe with guest speaker Anthony Hill from Plastic Pollution Solutions.

$5 donation covers light refreshments and a donation to the filmmakers. Children entry free of charge.

For bookings phone (02) 6679 3221

ALBATROSS 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. Returning to the island over several years, our team witnessed the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. This story is framed 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, ALBATROSS takes 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 millions of people around the world.

“Albatross is a piercing, soaring, sobering, exalting artwork, tinged with the sadness of great love, radiantly brilliant.”
-Carl Safina, conservationist and writer

“Transfixed, mesmerized, undone, astonished, stunned; even these words do not describe the experience of watching Albatross. It is poetry written at the end and beginning of the Earth, a radiant lens into innocence and suffering, a quintessential mirror of what it means to be humane in this world.”
-Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author

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