Department of Biological Sciences

People of a Feather

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, October 14, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Lee Auditorium, room 133, Wishcamper Center
Contact Name: 
Dave Champlin
Contact Email: 
champlin@maine.edu

Director Joel Heath will be at USM to introduce a screening of his award winning documentary:

People of a Feather

Monday, Oct. 14th, 7:00PM., Lee Auditorium, room 133, Wishcamper Center

Admission is FREE

Sponsored by Biodiversity Research Institute:  http://www.briloon.org/     

and the USM Biology Club:  usmbioclub1@gmail.com

http://www.peopleofafeather.com/

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 hydroelectric 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.