Creation groans for the manifestation of the sons of God

MIDWAY : trailer : a film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo.

This video shows that some birds die from eating our trash that washes up on their island. It is subtle violence.

The video reveals the state of our world in terms of environmental degradation, consumerist culture, improper waste disposal at the expense of the well-being of wildlife. It shows the interconnectedness of all things – that what we do affects other beings, whether near or far, which will in turn affect us in some ways. Indeed, this harmful effect on the albatrosses on Midway Islands in Pacific Ocean is subtle violence. I have checked out the filmmaker’s interview about his movie and he shared similar thoughts about it, saying:

“First-world culture has lost its connection with a deeply felt reverence for the miracle of our life, and for our sacred place in the great mystery. Being on Pihemanu (the Hawaiian name for Midway) is like standing on a razor’s edge between darkness and light, paradise and hell, the past and the future; it is a focused microcosm of our world, where horror meets innocence, grief meets joy, birth meets death, all wrapped in an envelope of violent history and stunning natural beauty that overwhelms the senses and transforms the mind.”

– Chris Jordan (From “A love story on midway island“)


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