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.”


People of a Feather is a Sanikiluaq Running Pictures Production which is directed and produced by Joel Heath.

Evan Warner co-edited the documentary with Jocelyn Chaput. Please visit the Official People of a Feather Website for more information or join the movement on Facebook!

Key Personnel

  • Joel Heath
  • The Community of Sanikiluaq
  • Simionie and Elijah
    (Main Inuit Subjects & Mighty Hunters)
  • Johnny Kudluarok
    (Key Production Assistant)
  • Evan Warner
    (Co-Editor/Post Coordinator)
  • Jocelyn Chaput

Prior Screenings

Completed in April of 2011, People of a Feather has been accepted into dozens of film festivals around the world. Some of the highlights include:


  • Audience Choice Award Best Environmental Film (Vancouver International Film Festival 2011)
  • Top 10 Canadian Film Award (Vancouver International Film Festival 2011)
  • Best BC Film of 2011 (Vancouver Film Critics Circle)
  • Bronze & Silver medals for DIRECTION and CINEMATOGRAPHY crafts (New York International TV and Film Awards 2012)
  • WINNER Environment Award (San Francisco Ocean Film Festival 2012)
  • Best Feature Documentary (Green Film Festival in Seoul Korea 2012)
  • Best Feature Film and Best Science Communication Film (Reel Earth Film Festival New Zealand 2012)