People Of A Feather
Sep 30, 2012
(Joel Heath, Blu-ray, 90 min, Vancouver, BC)
Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather moves through time into the world of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present, and future is the people’s unique cultural relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters. Both people and eiders face challenges posed by changing sea ice and ocean currents which have been disrupted by massive hydroelectric dams. Joel Heath’s debut feature employs stunning time-lapse photography and underwater footage to create an authentic and insightful portrayal of a community challenged by a changing environment. A beautiful film with incredible shots of arctic wilderness, People of a Feather provides us with a perspective on nature and culture we may never see again. In English and Inuktituk with subtitles.