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People of a Feather (Opening Film)

This screening took place on
Monday, February 6, 2012 at 6:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Featuring breathtaking underwater and time-lapse photography from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past present and future 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. Q&A with the director follows the screening. Winner of the Audience Choice award for Best Environmental Film At Vancouver International Film Festival 2011.
  • Directed by Joel Heath (in attendance)
  • 2011, British Columbia / Nunavut
  • 90 minutes

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