Upcoming Screenings

Sunday, September 25th, 2022 at 2 PM

Maine Railroad Cinema, Waterville, Maine

The Maine Film Center and Colby Center for Arts and Humanities present: CINEMA IN CONVERSATION: FOOD FOR THOUGHT. Voices from the Barrens will be a part of the series, which is programmed and sponsored by Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities and co-sponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights and the Colby College Departments of Cinema Studies, Spanish, and Religious Studies.

Free and open to the public

More about Colby College’s Food for Thought theme and events:

Friday, September 30th at 7PM

University of Maine at Machias

Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty will screen at the University of Maine at Machias Performing Arts Center to kick off a Maine-focused film series called “The Right to Food”.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with a panel, including representatives from Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Company, indigenous blueberry raking families, and Passamaquoddy individuals with expertise in indigenous food systems and culture.

Free and open to the public

More information about Right to Food Film Series:

Monday, October 10th at 6PM

Blue Hill Heritage Trust

Film screening and panel discussion in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day. This is an on-line event. 

Register for free at Blue Hill Heritage:

Thursday, October 20th at 6:30PM

Wabanaki REACH

Film screening followed a panel discussion with Wabanaki REACH Wellness Coordinator, Brian Altvater, and filmmaker Nancy Ghertner. Event is free and open to the public.

Through 2022

Vermont PBS “Made Here” Broadcast

Voices from the Barrens premiered in February on Vermont PBS as part of the “Made Here” series. It continues to be available to stream online.

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

Zoom Premiere

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:

September 15-19, 2021

2021 Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival

June 17-23, 2021

London Migration Film Festival

April 19-24, 2021

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

December 27-28, 2020

Arunachal Film Festival (AFFIndia) – Arunachal Pradesh, India

December 2020

25th Red Nation Film Festival (RNFF)

December 2020

Twin Cities Film Festival (TCFF)

November 6-14, 2020

American Indian Film Festival

October 1-12, 2020

Camden International Film Festival (CIFF)

September 18-25, 2020

Montreal International Wreath Awards Film Festival (MIWAFF)

Screening Events

March 24, 2022

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

January 29, 2022

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

November 18th and 20th, 2021

The Little Theatre, One Take Documentary Series – Rochester NY

November 17, 2021

Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative – Portland, Maine
Screening with panel discussion

November 16, 2021

The University of Maine, sponsored by Decolonizing UMaine and Native American Programs – Orono, Maine
Screening with panel discussion

October 20, 2021

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

September 16, 2021

Downeast Coastal Conservancy – Machias, Maine
Screening with panel discussion

August 7, 2021

Greenhorns Organization – Pembroke, Maine
Screening with panel discussion

April 28, 2021

First Light Learning Journey

April 22-25, 2021

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

April 14, 2021

Oak Institute for Human Rights at Colby College –  Waterville, Maine
Virtual Screening with Q&A

February 18, 2021, February 20, 2021 and August 12, 2021

Maine Public’s Community Films Series
Public television screenings

January 28, 2021

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners and Maine Farmland Trust
Screening with panel discussion

November 30, 2020

UNB Saint John Faculty of Arts and St. Stephen’s University
Virtual screening and panel discussion 

November 4, 2020

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