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Vancouver: Booth at VIFF Vancity Theatre || Albatross Screening

When: Wed, August 22, 2018 from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Where: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3N3 Contact: Connie Contact Email: connie.reichelsdorfer@zerowastecanada.ca Contact Phone: (604) 500-8376 Open Volunteer Spots: 3

Albatross-Film

Years in the making, Albatross is a stunning visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On Midway Island, one of the remotest areas on Earth, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic.

Photographer-filmmaker Chris Jordan and his film crew pay witness to the cycles of birth, life, and death of these magnificent creatures; a multi-layered metaphor for our times. Albatross walks us through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy — and our complicity — and on to a deeply felt experience of beauty and love for the miracle of life on Earth.

This screening is presented free of charge at the filmmakers’ request, and will be followed by a panel discussion on plastics pollution and safeguarding the environment, presented by Vancity.

 

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