People of Feather
Director: Joel Heath 90 minutes
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.
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.
Director: Jon Lewis (15 minutes)
Every year on the last Sunday of January, the fishermen of Rio Vermelho in Salvador, a city in the north-eastern state of Bahia in Brazil, pay homage to the queen of the sea, Yemanjá. This is a more spiritual departure from the more famous festa of 2nd February which attracts a vast number of people from all over the world. The film portrays a sacred tradition from the afro-Brazilian religion, Candomblé, where fishermen speak of their relationship with their Mother goddess or orixá and this is put into context by the spiritual priestess or Mae de Santos who has the divine authority to enter a trance and 'become' Yemanjá'. The film was made by Mangaba Productions.
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