La Frontière Lindsay Taylor Jackson, Loring

Acworth, New Hampshire (March 7, 2024) – Filmmakers Katy Haas and Megan Ruffe are excited to announce their award-winning short documentary film, La Frontière, will be featured on Maine Public Television as part of their esteemed Maine Public Film Series. Viewers can watch the premiere on Thursday, March 21, at 9:00 p.m., with a re-broadcast on Saturday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m. The film will also be available to stream on the Maine PBS website.

La Frontière is a poetic documentary portrait of Maine’s border with Canada, exploring the history and culture of these borderlands and the people who call them home. Both intimate and expansive, the 35-minute film provides a unique perspective on this 611-mile border. It features interviews and stories from Wabanaki and Acadian communities, farmers, people who used to work and live at Loring Air Force Base, young women competing in the annual Potato Blossom Festival, and many others.

“This film was made possible by the immense support and openness of the communities along Maine’s border. Their willingness to share their time and stories has brought this project to life,” Katy Haas said. Megan Ruffe added, “We were in awe of the landscapes we encountered throughout Maine, and we wanted to showcase the beauty and resilience of these areas and the people who call them home.”

La Frontière is directed and produced by Katy Haas and Megan Ruffe and features the beautiful cinematography of Lindsay Taylor Jackson and Jared Ames. The documentary was made with support from the Maine Heritage Film Grant, provided by the Points North Institute and TV5Monde, to highlight French language and culture in Maine. La Frontière had a successful film festival run, screening at festivals including the Camden International Film Festival in Midcoast Maine and winning the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Short at the Monadnock International Film Festival in Keene, NH. For more information about the film and future broadcasts and screenings, please visit:

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