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Date:
April 23, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Longview Farm House
Address:
Longview Farm Park
Longview Farm House Gathering Room

13525 Clayton Rd., MO 63141
Cost:
Free
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Albatross the Film

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

*Organized by the City of Town & Country Conservation Commission *Movie is recommended for ages 12 and older. From the director, Chris Jordan: The journey of ALBATROSS began in 2008 as a collaboration with my friend, activist/photographer Manuel Maqueda. Studying the newly-emerging issue of ocean plastic pollution, we learned of a stunning environmental tragedy taking place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. We immediately began planning an expedition there, and on our first trip to Midway Island in September of 2009, we and our team photographed and filmed thousands of young albatrosses that lay dead on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. The experience was devastating, not only for what it meant for the suffering of the birds, but also for what it reflected back to us about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity's damaged relationship with the living world.