Friday, 16 January 2015

Video Review: People of a feather

Belcher Islands
This is an amazing show. It was on TV over the holidays. It points out how climate change is changing the oceans, beginning with Hudson Bay. The Inuit depend upon the eider ducks for food and clothing. I sent a donation for the work they do.

It makes today's anticipated -17 blizzard a little more tolerable.
If you can, buy it or rent it. It surely opened up my eyes. They sent me a lovely postcard in thanks for my donation.

Belcher Isl. in Hudson Bay

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.

  1. Initial releaseMarch 15, 2012 (Halifax)
  2. ScreenplayCommunity of Sanikiluaq, Dinah KavikJoel HeathJohnny Kudluarok
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. (90 minutes)


Crafty Green Poet said...

I'll definitely look out for that, thanks for the recommendation

William Kendall said...

Thanks for pointing it out!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Totally want to see this! I clicked through for buy at the end of the video here and discover it is available via Vimeo - place I have never ventured. Do I have to join to be able to access the movie Jenn? YAM xx

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's a gam, Yam. You should be able to watch the trailer. It is very beautiful, the scenery.

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for the information. I'll check it out. - Margy