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White Earth

A winter portrait of North Dakota’s oil boom seen through unexpected eyes.

Set against the backdrop of a cruel North Dakota winter, “White Earth” is a tale of an oil boom that has drawn thousands to America’s Northern Plains in search of work. Told from the perspective of three children and an immigrant mother whose lives are touched by the oil boom, each story intertwines with the others – exploring themes of innocence, home, and the American Dream.

AWARDS

WINNER, STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD
GRAND JURY PRIZE, BEST SHORT FILM, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
JURY AWARD, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, Slamdance Film Festival
JURY AWARD, BEST IN SHOW: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, Fargo Film Festival
HONORABLE MENTION, BEST STUDENT FILM, Fargo Film Festival

SCREENINGS

  • Jan 17-23, 2014
    Slamdance Film Festival, UT
  • Jan 21-26, 2014
    FIPA (Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels), FRANCE
  • Feb 12-16, 2014
    Thin Line Film Festival, TX
  • Feb 15-23,2014
    Big Sky Film Festival, MT
  • March 4-8, 2014
    Fargo Film Festival, ND
  • March 14-23, 2014 |  (details here)
    Thessaloniki Film Festival, GREECE
  • March 31-April 6, 2014 |  (details here)
    Yale Environmental Film Festival, CT
  • April 3-6, 2014 |  (details here)
    Full Frame Film Festival, NC
  • April 4-13, 2014 |  (details here)
    Sarasota Film Festival, FL
  • April 12-19, 2014 |  (details here)
    Ivy Film Festival, RI
  • April 24-May 4, 2014 |  (details here)
    Hot Docs, CANADA |  screened as 9-min “Solitary Plains”
  • April 30-May 11, 2014 |  (details here)
    Documenta Madrid, SPAIN
  • May 1-4, 2014
    Black Hills Film Festival, SD
  • May 31-June 7, 2014 |  (details here)
    Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, ISRAEL
  • June 5 & June 11, 2014 |  (details here)
    Sydney Film Festival, AUSTRALIA
  • June 14-20, 2014 |  (details here)
    Festival Plein la Bobine, FRANCE
  • June 17-23, 2014 |  (details here)
    Palm Springs ShortFest, CA
  • Stanford University MFA Program in Documentary Film, Thesis Screening

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