Student Life

Film Screening: People of a Feather

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
133 Wishcamper Center, Portland
Contact Name: 
Megan Bentzel
Contact Email: 
megan.bentzel@maine.edu

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