To celebrate this year’s World Oceans Day on Friday 8 June, we’ll be hosting a special screening of the long-awaited film ‘Albatross’, by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Chris Jordan, at The Flagship Education Centre in Auckland’s downtown Wynyard Quarter. We have used Chris’ stunning and shocking imagery since establishing Sustainable Coastlines to starkly illustrate the impacts of plastic pollution, and this films delves deeply into this story. Find out more and check out the trailer here.
The movie starts at 7.00pm, but doors are open from 5pm, with smooth tunes provided by the fabulous Murry Sweetpants followed by salty stories to warm us up from 6pm. We’ll have Michele and Jon Henderson tell tales of their 16k nautical mile journey to Aotearoa on their sailboat the Areda. Their experiences throughout the journey, (particularly in the South Pacific and the Pitcairn Islands) made the plastic problem very personal.
Entry is free, and the bar will be open with drinks from our friends at Corona, Yealand’s Wines and Phoenix Organics. We’re even putting on pizzas thanks to our buddies at Sal’s Pizza.
Jump on your bike, grab a bus or walk down here and join others who care about our beautiful coastlines and waterways. Please RSVP via our Facebook event here or by email to [email protected]. Call Jodi on 021 579 983 for more information.
R12: be prepared for an emotional experience! As Director Chris Jordan puts it: “A primary intention of ALBATROSS is to delve into feelings of a kind that we might usually tend to avoid. This film looks deeply into sadness, grief, beauty, and love, in ways that can feel uncomfortable. But as director Chris Jordan likes to say, that is the whole intention: when we allow ourselves to feel our sadness for what is being lost in our world, then we connect with the part of ourselves that loves our world. In this way, coming to know the true nature of grief can be a liberating experience. When grief is no longer seen as a “bad” feeling, then it can be embraced as a portal to deeper connection with life.”