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People of a Feather (2011)

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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... See full summary »

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Joel Heath
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7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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. Written by First Run Features

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Documentary

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Canada

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English | Inuktitut

Release Date:

8 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,413, 8 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,651, 2 February 2014
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Color
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Winner, Environment Award, San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. See more »

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Composed & performed by Jonah Qittusuk & Tim Kowcharlie
Courtesy of ARCTIC RECORDS © 2010
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Documentary filmmaking at its finest
17 September 2017 | by saccitygrlSee all my reviews

I saw this movie a few years back at UC Berkeley and am sad to see it has been little noticed. It is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen and I hope people find it and see it.

The camera work and music draw you in and you are truly immersed in the experience of this place and the people. When I think on this film I feel as if I am inside the film, immersed and bearing witness to the story that unfolds.

This is an environmental film but it is not a preachy film. Silence and juxtaposition are used in such a precise manner so that the film communicates volumes more than words. In fact I think words would only detract from the message in this film.

I relish the subtlety used in this film, so much is conveyed by contrast and astute observation.

A must see. Powerful stuff.


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