People Of A Feather (2013)
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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. (c) First Run … More
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Critic Reviews for People Of A Feather
Interweaving Inuit life today with re-enactments of the culture 100 years ago, "People of a Feather" warmly portrays a cold, uncertain present and a worrying future.
Though the science behind this ecosystem change is clearly conveyed, Heath never puts together a larger narrative about the decline of Inuit culture and offers little political history of the situation.
People of a Feather is best as a nature documentary, assembled from stunning footage of these fascinating creatures flying about the islands and diving into the Bay looking for food.
An important documentary that will inspire you to help save Inuit communities and the sea ice ecosystems in Hudson Bay.
Visually stunning and featuring the always engaging Inuits, the film hones in on the threats to the animals they rely on for survival but all of humanity. No man is an island...
Another director might have focused narrowly on the hydroelectric industry, but...Heath takes a more measured approach. In the process, he portrays the people...with sensitivity and insight. Their lives are what give this documentary its real value.
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