Blessing of the Creatures

We created this listening video - Blessing of the Creatures - as a call to action honoring all the creatures of the Earth, including us humans. The Passamaquoddy Drum Song was reunited with the Passamaquoddy people through recordings that were made in 1890 on wax cylinders. It is held in reverence as one of the most ancient songs and offered here as a blessing, prayer, song, and call to action sung in Passamaquoddy and English by Passamaquoddy Vera Francis.

  • Marty Pottenger
  • Vera Francis
  • Marty Pottenger
  • Jake Stepansky
  • Vera Francis
    Key Cast
  • Steve Drown
    Sound Engineer
  • Wilder Nicholson, New Hearth Media LLC
    Video Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Call to Action, Blessing, Non-Fiction Art Film
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Still Footage
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Maine Arts Commission, Maine International Conference on the Arts

    United States
    February 22, 2021
  • Twelve Grandmothers, Indigenous Network

    May 5, 2020
  •, Maine History Society

    United States
    May 30, 2020
  • UPSTANDER PROJECTS, multiple screenings in Maine

    United States
    Screened at start of DAWNLAND & Dear Georgina screenings
Distribution Information
  • Art At Work aka Terra Moto Inc.
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Marty Pottenger, Vera Francis