There are Albatross way out in the Pacific Ocean eating garbage and dying on the tiny Midway Island. Generations of birds have learned the habit of eating garbage. Birds learn how to live from other birds, just as humans learn how to live from other humans.
This piece incorporates a poem written from the perspective of a mother Albatross, flying home one last time, aware that death is near and that her actions are the cause. The film then builds upon the poem with human characters: a daughter who covets trash as toys; a mother who condones it, while being aware that what she passes down through the generations changes the environment in which we live.
Directed, written, and produced by Alex Weiser and Andy Ballerstein
Poem written and narrated by Jonathan Everitt
Original music, "Stealing Locks," by Sunny Zaman
Art Direction by Blayke Mackensie Morrow