Documentary: People of a Feather



English: Location of Belcher Islands, Hudson B...

English: Location of Belcher Islands, Hudson Bay, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past present and future is a 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. Recreations of traditional life are juxtaposed with modern life in Sanikiluaq, as both people and eiders face the challenges posed by changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering eastern North America. The eyes of a remote subsistence culture challenge the world to find energy solutions that work with the seasons of our hydrological cycle.
(90 minutes)

  • Winner, Best BC Film of 2011, Vancouver Film Critics Circle
  • Finalist, Direction & Cinematography, International TV and Film Awards, New York Festivals (Winner to be determined April 2012)
  • Winner, Audience Choice, Best Environmental Film, Vancouver
  • International Film Festival
  • Winner, Top 10 Canadian Films, Vancouver International Film Festival