Film showing at NE Harbor Library

MOUNT DESERT — The Northeast Harbor Library is hosting a local film series on three Wednesdays in the coming months.

The first screening will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. when the film “Song of the Drum: The Petroglyphs of Maine” will be shown.

This is a film made by Ray P. Gerber in 2004 with the cooperation of the Passamaquoddy tribe, with Wayne Newell, Passamaquoddy elder, as the narrator.

The petroglyphs, or stone carvings, date as early as 3,000 years ago. They were probably the work of shamans, used as metaphors of the spirit quest or to help memorize chants.

The film presents explanations and ideas about what the images mean and how they changed as the ideas of the people who made them changed.

A discussion will follow the screening. This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome.

For more information, call the library at 276-3333.

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