Premiering in 2020


January 28, 2021 – 6PM

Screening of “Voices from the Barrens” with Panel Discussion

An exciting evening with the documentary screening at 6 PM and panel discussion at 7 PM, featuring Brian Altvater, Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Board President; Pos Bassett, Passamaquoddy harvest supervisor and tribal council member; and Matt Dana II, Passamaquoddy blueberry raker and Tribal council member.

Sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the Maine Farmland Trust.

At this time the registration is full. Check the link for new openings.

zoom premiere - director Nancy Ghertner

Images from the Virtual Premiere on September 22, 2020.

Zoom Premiere

Past Screenings


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

September 18-25, 2020

Montreal International Wreath Awards Film Festival (MIWAFF)

All screenings are virtual. Voices from the Barrens has been nominated in the Best Documentary category.

October 1-12, 2020

Camden International Film Festival (CIFF)

The festival will be a hybrid model, including both virtual and drive-in theater components. Both Virtual and Live at the Shotwell Drive-in Theater. Program schedule will be posted here.

November 6-14, 2020

American Indian Film Festival

Voices from the Barrens will be part of the American Indian Film Festival – Virtual45!, an online program from November 6th through November 14th. The American Indian Film Institute has a “tradition of premiering the best of movies, music videos and original entertainment by, for and about American Indian and First Nations people.”

To watch the film, purchase an individual ticket by browsing the Film Catalog. Once ordered, you can begin streaming Video-on-Demand content beginning November 6th.

Through December 31, 2020

Twin Cities Film Festival (TCFF) #twincitiesfilmfestival 

Twin Cities Film festival has invited Voices from the Barrens to be part of their “Encore Series.” The series will run through the month of December. The documentary is only available for Minnesota and Wisconsin viewers.

Through December 31, 2020

25th Red Nation Film Festival (RNFF) #rednationfilmfestival

EXTENDED viewing through the Red Nation Celebration Institute’s Film Festival. Voices from the Barrens will continue to stream throughout December as an extension of the RNIFF festival. View the Voices official page here.

December 27 & 28, 2020

Arunachal Film Festival (AFFIndia) #AFFIndia2020

Arunachal Pradesh, India

Voices from the Barrens has been selected as part of the 2020 7th Arunachal Film Festival. Registration is free. See trailer with scenes from Voices on Facebook at

Special Events

Wednesday, November 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Maine Historical Society Screening

Join MHS to watch the film and for a discussion with director Nancy Ghertner and others involved in the making of the documentary.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Location: Online via Zoom.

Registrations CLOSE after November 2nd.
November 30, 2020 – 6pm

Virtual Film Screening & Panel Discussion with UNB Saint John Faculty of Arts and St. Stephen’s University

A virtual screening of the documentary film  followed by a live panel discussion featuring Nancy Ghertner, Donald Soctomah, Brian J. Francis, and Brian Altvater.

Hosted via Microsoft Teams and open to all.
No registration required.