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People of a feather [videorecording (DVD)] / the Arctic Eider Society & Sanikiluaq Running Pictures present ; an International Polar Year Canada production ; a film by Joel Heath ; created by Joel Heath & the Community of Sanikiluaq ; filmed, directed & produced by Joel Heath ; a Sanikiluaq Running Pictures & Flowing Rhythms production.

Heath, Joel P., 1976- (director of photography,, director,, producer.). Arctic Eider Society. (Added Author). Sanikiluaq Running Pictures. (Added Author). Program for International Polar Year (Canada) (Added Author). Flowing Rhythms (Firm) (Added Author). Sanikiluaq (Nunavut) (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Camosun College Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Lansdowne Library E 99 E7 P45 2011 (Text) 26040003035546 Media Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (93 and 53 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + insert with website information.
  • Edition: Educational version
  • Publisher: [Sanikiluaq, Nunavut] : Sanikiluaq Running Pictures, c2011.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: location, history, Sanikiluaq today, Eider studies, community monitoring; Behind the scenes.
Includes full-length "90 minute" (93 min.) and abridged "52 minute" (53 min.) versions.
See insert for website login and password.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Evan Warner & Jocelyne Chaput ; narration, Shaopik Emikotailuk ; music, Cris Derksen ... [et al.].
Participant or Performer Note:
Simeonie Kavic, Mary Kavic, Daniel Kavic, Kevin Kavic, Rebecca Kavic, Dora Kavic, Johnassie Ippak, Puasi Ippak, Elijah Oqaituq.
Summary, etc.:
"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."--Container.
Language Note:
English and Inuktitut with optional English or French subtitles.
Subject: Inuit > Nunavut > Sanikiluaq.
Eider > Effect of dams on > Nunavut.
Subsistence hunting > Nunavut > Belcher Islands.
Environmental monitoring > Nunavut > Belcher Islands.
Documentary films.

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