ALBATROSS: Film Screening
Saturday 18 August, 2pm – 4pm
Mansions of the Future
FREE, booking required
To coincide with a recent environmental art focused workshop day in partnership with Doddington Hall we are screening ALBATROSS, a compelling visual journey into the heart of a gut-wrenching environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on Earth, tens of thousands of albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Director Chris Jordan and his crew witnessed cycles of birth, life, and death of these magnificent creatures as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. Albatross walks us through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy.
Prelude STRAWS – a straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, directed by Linda Booker. It’s estimated every day 500,000,000+ plastic straws are used once and tossed in the U.S. alone.
The screening will be introduced by Dr. Conohar Scott, a lecturer in photographic theory and a practicing artist at University of Lincoln. His research interests include exploring the representation of environmental despoliation in photography, and the application of art as a tool for environmental advocacy.
ALBATROSS contains sad / tragic content, the recommended viewing age is 12 and above.
Please call 01522 701283 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.