People of a Feather

People of a Feather

Our award winning film about survival in a changing Canadian Arctic

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Synopsis

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)

Reviews

“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

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

“Painterly images… highly cinematic instances in which traditional ways collide headlong with the modern world”
WE Vancouver

“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

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

“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

“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