FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2014
Contact: Erik Holland, Education Curator
BISMARCK—The public is invited to attend a free multiple-award-winning documentary, “People of a Feather,” on Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in the Russell Reid Auditorium. This is the fifth movie featured in the Feathered Friday Film Festival sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, the 90-minute “People of a Feather” is a film about survival, taking viewers 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.
The Feathered Friday Film Festival is held in conjunction with the international Birds in Art traveling exhibit featured in the Sperry Gallery at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum through June 30. This exhibit features bird-themed paintings and sculptures by acclaimed artists from around the world. The final bird-related film will be on June 20 at 7 p.m.
For more information, go to history.nd.gov or call 701.328.2666.
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