PEOPLE OF A FEATHER
Joel Heath | Canada 2011 | 90 Min. | OmeU
This film takes you into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present and future it 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.