ALBATROSS Free Film Screening
June 4th, 2018 6:30PM -8:30PM
Please note this registration page is only for the film screening. Registration through this page does not include access to the Global Classroom educator workshop. Registration for the educator workshop can be accessed here.
ALBATROSS started as a project when filmmaker Chris Jordan and activist photographer Manuel Maqueda began studying ocean plastic pollution in 2008. They focused on Midway Island, a small island in the North Pacific Ocean, and the lives and journeys of the albatross which live there. The pair began to investigate how the plastic in the ocean impacts the albatross, and traveled to Midway Island eight times over four years to investigate the birds, the island itself, and the ocean surrounding it.
Instead of releasing the film for commercial use, Chris and his team opted to release it on Earth Day (April 22, 2018) for people to host free screenings for their friends, families, and communities. On World Oceans Day (June 8, 2018), ALBATROSS will be shown at the United Nations, and from that day on, it will be made permanently free. Chris’s goal with the film was not to simply present the facts the way a normal documentary would, but instead to evoke an emotional reaction from the audience.
On June 4th, the World Affairs Council will host a free screening of the film, following a Global Classroom educator workshop with the filmmaker. The screening is open to the public, and will take place at Ingraham High School.