By Joel Heath + The Community of Sanikiluaq
52 min. | 2011 | Canada
Presented in English and Inuktitut with English subtitles
Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present, and future is a unique cultural relationship with the Eider duck, whose warm feathers allow both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters. Recreations of traditional life are juxtaposed with modern life, as both people and eiders face the challenges posed by changing sea ice and ocean currents. Following the film, join Dennis O’Rourke, professor in the U of U Department of Anthropology, for an exploration of the impact of a changing climate on the peoples of the North American Arctic.
Official Selection: 2011 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; Winner: Audience Choice Best Environmental Film – 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival
Presented in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah