Video-Forum: Albatross. Plastic and the sea. Observing Nature

1st october 2019 – 30th june 2020

Addressed to: Primary and secondary education

Duration: 2 hours (1 hour and 30 minutes for the documentary, 30 minutes for reflection and debate. If you also want a guided tour of the exhibition, it lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes)

Groups: maximum of 50 students

Schedule: Wednesday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Climate change is an issue that increasingly worries young people and that has resulted in the birth of different movements that, as part of youth activism, try to connect territory, exchange ideas and raise their voices. The “Youth for Climate” platform and the international “Youth For Climate” movement are examples of coordinated school actions that seek, at a national and international level, to demand greater political action against climate change. Among these actions is the well-known #Fridays For Future initiated by Swedish teenager Greta Thumberg, who strikes every Friday in front of the Stockholm parliament to demand that politicians in her country act.

Albatross It is one of the most committed and intimate documentaries about the danger that plastic represents in the sea. The popular American photographer Chris Jordan moved with his film crew to a remote place in the North Pacific Ocean – the Midway Islands – where the largest colony of albatrosses in the world breeds, and there he offers spectacular images of their life cycle and threats. that he faces. Rarely have such emotional and hard scenes been seen of these seabirds facing one of the greatest challenges that society has with nature. All this within a tremendously poetic audiovisual language.

Traveling to the island for several years, Chris Jordan and his film crew witnessed the life cycle, from birth to death, of these magnificent creatures as a metaphor for our times. Albatross guides the viewer on a lyrical journey, delivering a message of reverence and renewal that is already reaching millions of people around the world.

The activity will consist of the screening of the documentary Albatross followed by a subsequent debate in which the students, in different groups, will analyze and reflect on the images.


– Stimulate the expression of the emotions raised and the ideas suggested.

– Reflect critically on one’s own attitudes, values ​​and beliefs.

– Promote communication through dialogue and debate. Generate habits of observation, reflection, analysis, understanding, synthesis, relationship and interpretation.

– Observe problems from different perspectives.

– Reflect on the danger that plastic represents in the sea, human action on climate change, our model of mass consumption and the terrible consequences on different species such as seabirds.

– Observe the behavior and life cycle of these birds.

Activity subsidized by the Government of the Principality of Asturias