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People of a feather

Joel Heath / Canada / 2011 / 90 ' / English - Inuktitut / S.T. English


Jocelyne Chaput & Evan Warner
Joel Heath, Dinah Kavik, Johnny Kudluarok & Community of Sanikiluaq
Joel Heath
Neil Clements
Doug Paterson
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Awards & Festivals

Winner, Environment Award, San Francisco Ocean Film Festival 2012
Winner, Best Film of 2011, Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2012
Winner, Best Documentary & Best Screeningplay, LEO Awards 2012
Winner, Audience Choice Best Environmental Film, Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
Winner, Best Feature Film, New Zealand Reel Earth Festival 2012
Winner, Jury Award, Korea Green Film Festival in Seoul 2012
Winner, Direction & Cinematography, New York International TV/Film Awards 2012
Official Selection: Hotdocs Film Festival 2011

Upcoming Screenings

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A voyage through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay.


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.


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