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Voices from the Barrens

VOICES FROM THE BARRENS:

Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty

2020 / 56 minutes
Not Rated

Showtimes

Thursday, November 18 in Theatre 1

7:00pm

Saturday, November 20

3:00pm

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IMPORTANT: Proof of vaccination, and a mask are REQUIRED to attend the 11/18 screening in Little Theatre 1. Please read our updated COVID Safety Guidelines for full details.

Synopsis

“Voices from the Barrens, Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty,” documents the wild blueberry harvest of the Wabanaki People from the USA and Canada. The film focuses on the Passamaquoddy tribe’s challenge to balance blueberry hand raking traditions with the economic realities of the world market, which favor mechanical harvesting. Each August, First People of the Canadian Wabanaki, the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik) tribes, cross the US/Canada border into Maine to take part in the tradition of hand raking blueberries with their Passamaquoddy brothers and sisters. This crossing to Maine’s blueberry barrens isn’t considered “agricultural labor,” butis a part of the traditional harvest from the earth.

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