Food For Thought Film Series: People of a Feather
March 19, 2014
Join us this winter for a warm bowl of soup, lively conversation and four powerfully moving documentary films exploring themes of climate change, cultural survival, sustainable agriculture and the interdependence of the human and animal worlds. Harvard’s own Chef Paul will prepare delicious, hearty soups that will warm the body as we consider important questions that are raised in our spotlight films. We encourage you to stay after the screenings to discuss key points in each documentary and share your thoughts about the featured stories.
People of a Feather
Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes viewers into the world of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Canada’s Hudson Bay. Connecting the past, present and future is a unique relationship with the Common Eider Duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive the harsh Arctic winters. But now 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.