Upcoming Screenings

November 1, 2024 at 6pm

The Bethel Area Arts & Music (BAAM) and The Gem Theater

Live screening event in Bethel, Maine with discussion immediately following (7pm) with the film’s Director and Wabanaki participants in the film.

The Gem Theater
48 Cross Street, Bethel, Maine 04217

Below: Images from the Virtual Premiere on September 22, 2020.

Zoom Premiere

The Film’s director is taking requests for screenings of Voices from the Barrens. Please use the Contact page if you are interested in arranging a public screening. Thank you.

Host a Screening

If you are interested in hosting a screening of the documentary, a public performance license for an audience is available as part of the purchase of a streaming license or DVD. If you have a unique request, please contact the director for additional information.

The filmmaking team offers support for your screening of Voices from the Barrens. If you are interested in hosting a speaker or panel as part of your screening, use the contact pageto address your request. We will follow up as soon as possible.

“Voices from the Barrens brings the students in our tribal community school to a part of our heritage. It ties their own families to the tradition of raking blueberries.”

Amy Maloney

Vice Principal, L’nu Sipuk Kina Mougoum, Indian Brook First Nation School, New Brunswick, Canada

the Little Theater Voices from the Barrens screening

Past Screenings


We’re thrilled to have been an Official Selection of these Film Festivals:

October 2023

The Chico Independent Film Festival

October 2022

Ceres Food Film Festival

September 2021

2021 Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival

June 2021

London Migration Film Festival

April 2021

12th Native Women in Film Festival, Red Nation Celebration Institute – Los Angeles, California

December 2020

Arunachal Film Festival (AFFIndia) – Arunachal Pradesh, India

25th Red Nation Film Festival (RNFF)

Twin Cities Film Festival (TCFF)

November 2020

American Indian Film Festival

October 2020

Camden International Film Festival (CIFF)

September 2020

Montreal International Wreath Awards Film Festival (MIWAFF)

Screening Events

October 2023

City of Keene Human Rights Committee and the Keene Public Library – Keene, NH

May 2023

Waterville High School – Waterville, Maine

April 2023

College of the Atlantic – Bar Harbor, Maine

February 2023

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry – Syracuse, New York

October 2022

Wabanaki REACH – Stillwater, Maine

Blue Hill Heritage Trust – Blue Hill, Maine

September 2022

University of Maine at Machias – Machias, Maine

Maine Railroad Cinema – Waterville, Maine

August 2022

Maine Public’s Film Series

March 2022

Native American Studies at Cal Poly Humboldt University, Spring 2022 Online Film Series – Arcata, CA 

January 2022

Northeast Organic Farmers Association – New Jersey (NOFA-NJ)

2022 Broadcast

Vermont Public Television

November 2021

The Little Theatre, One Take Documentary Series – Rochester, NY

Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative – Portland, Maine

The University of Maine, sponsored by Decolonizing UMaine and Native American Programs – Orono, Maine

October 2021

Curtis Memorial Library and the Midcoast Indigenous Awareness Group (MIAG)  – Brunswick, Maine

September 2021

Downeast Coastal Conservancy – Machias, Maine

August 2021

Greenhorns Organization – Pembroke, Maine

April 2021

First Light Learning Journey

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Oak Institute for Human Rights at Colby College – Waterville, Maine

February and August 2021

Maine Public’s Community Films Series

January 2021

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners and Maine Farmland Trust

November 2020

UNB Saint John Faculty of Arts and St. Stephen’s University

Maine Historical Society

“Screening Voices from the Barrens provided a powerful insight into a region and practices that interests many of our patrons, but are also completely unknown. The Director was responsive and sensitive to our organization’s needs, and enabled quality dialogue and thoughtful event planning.”

Hazel Onsrud, Librarian
Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine

“Our audience was so grateful for the opportunity to see this film and to hear from the panel of speakers afterwards.”

Jessica Burton
Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative

Voices from the Barrens brings the students in our tribal community school to a part of our heritage. It ties their own families to the tradition of raking blueberries. It also gives them an experience of the oral tradition of sharing stories about traditional experiences.”

Amy Maloney, Vice Principal
L’nu Sipuk Kina Mougoum, Indian Brook First Nation School, New Brunswick, Canada

“Maine Indian Education’s schools are so pleased to share Voices from the Barrens with our students. This documentary provides many entry points for students as it honors their experiences, those of their families, and their communities.”

Beth E. Clifford, Curriculum Coordinator
Maine Indian Education