What started out as a film about a unique Inuit culture that relies on feathers, has turned into a global campaign to address cumulative impacts of hydroelectric projects on critical sea ice habitats. New York is the largest importer of Canadian hydroelectricity and our best chance to address this issue. Distributor First Run Features will be presenting PEOPLE OF A FEATHER for a week run at The Quad Theater at 34 W. 13th Street, NYC starting November 8, 2013.
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.