our award winning film about survival in a changing Canadian Arctic


Featuring stunning 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 Canada's Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present and future is a unique relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters.

Traditional life is juxtaposed with modern challenges as both Inuit and eiders confront changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering New York and eastern North America. Inspired by Inuit ingenuity and the technology of a simple feather, the film is a call to action to implement energy solutions that work with nature. (90 minutes)


"Stunning...Lyrical...Tugs at the Heart"
The New York Times

"An Elemental Cinematic Tension"
The Village Voice

"A Novel Perspective... A Rejection of Sensationalism"
The Hollywood Reporter

"Captures moments both beautiful and brutal. Portrays the people of Sanikiluaq with sensitivity and insight"
The Film Journal

"Spectacular... Gorgeous... Genius. Great filmmaking – and not just for the enviro-conscious" 4/5 Stars
NOW Toronto

"For a movie that starts off talking about ducks, People of a Feather ends up negotiating nothing less than man's place, and our role, in the entire life cycle. It's an undeniably elegant feat, and one that could very well reframe the way you live the rest of your life." 4/5 Stars
Katherine Monk, Postmedia News

"On en ressort avec un seul conseil: courez le voir au grand écran" 4/5 Etoiles
La Presse

"Movie poetry at work.. Astounding.. Compelling.. Entertaining" 4.5/5 Stars
The Vancouver Observer

"Poetic and artistic... a near mystical mix of time-lapse Arctic landscapes, marine-life photography, and interwoven imagery of present-day and historical Inuit life."
The Georgia Straight

"Painterly images... highly cinematic instances in which traditional ways collide headlong with the modern world"
WE Vancouver


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People of a Feather
DVD & Educational Package

As featured by HotDocs for Schools Program and Winner of New York International TV and Film Awards for Educational Programs!

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People of a Feather
Bluray & DVD Official Release

Bluray Official Release


People of a Feather - Official release, 90 minutes in Full HD (1920x1080) on Bluray – 90 minutes plus 37 minutes of Full HD Special Features (Making traditional feather clothing, making a traditional kayak, building igloos, community based monitoring and more!). English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Korean subtitle options included.

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DVD Official Release


People of a Feather - Official DVD release, now available worldwide. 90 minutes plus 37 minutes of special features and behind the scenes footage of creating traditional feather clothing, kayaks, igloos and much more! Comes in a special zero carbon footprint ecopack.Includes English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Korean Subtitles.

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Proceeds support charitable programs of the Arctic Eider Society. For Private Home Use Only. Libraries, government and industry requires purchase of an educational license.

People of a Feather
Feathers and Ice Soundtrack

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Soundtrack for People of a Feather with 25 tracks featuring traditional and modern music from Sanikiluaq plus original contributions from Tanya Tagaq, Cris Derksen and Curtis Andrews and much more!