BLUE WEEK: Film Blue Night – Albatross by Chris Jordan
October 3, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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. Hosted by Envirolutions and the Program Board. More information.
Blue Week 2019 is made possible through the generous support of the following campus partners:
Center for Sustainable Design Strategies (CSDS), Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies (SSCS), Envirolutions, Global South Center, LEAP, Mindful Pratt, Pratt GCPE, Pratt Swag, Program Board, SCPS’s Integrative Mind & Body Program, Sustainability Coalition, and STEAMplant.