People of a Feather Film Big Hit Across Province

The film “People of a Feather” by Newfoundland director, Joel Heath, has been playing to sold out crowds across the province. The NLEN hosted a screening in Corner Brook on Thursday January 10 with an audience of close to 100. Other screenings happened in St. John’s and Happy Valley – Goose Bay. Future showings are planned for Gander and Stephenville.

Featuring groundbreaking footage 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 hydro-electric dams powering eastern North America. The eyes of a remote subsistence culture challenge the world to find energy solutions that work with the seasons of our hydrological cycle.

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