A winter portrait of a North American oil boom seen through unexpected eyes.

SYNOPSIS

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

SILVER WINNER, STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD, DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY
JURY AWARD, BEST SHORT FILM, FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
SPECIAL JURY AWARD, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY/DOC SHORT, SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL AWARD, DOCUMENTARY SHORT, HEARTLAND FILM FESTIVAL
JURY AWARD, DOCUMENTARY SHORT, NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL
JURY AWARD, NON-FICTION SHORT, HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
JURY AWARD, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, FARGO FILM FESTIVAL
DIRECTING AWARD, DOCUMENTARY SHORT, DOC UTAH

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
Thessaloniki Film Festival, GREECE

March 31-April 6, 2014
Yale Environmental Film Festival, CT

April 3-6, 2014
Full Frame Film Festival, NC

April 4-13, 2014
Sarasota Film Festival, FL

April 12-19, 2014
Ivy Film Festival, Brown University, RI

April 30-May 4, 2014
Sehsuchte International Student Film Festival, GERMANY

April 30-May 11, 2014
Documenta Madrid, SPAIN

May 1-4, 2014
Black Hills Film Festival, SD

May 31-June 7, 2014
Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, ISRAEL

June 5 & June 11, 2014
Sydney Film Festival, AUSTRALIA

June 14-20, 2014
Festival Plein la Bobine, FRANCE

June 17-23, 2014
Palm Springs ShortFest, CA

Sept 4, 2014
DocUtah, UT

Sept 4-12, 2014
Environmental Film Festival Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Sept 25-27, 2014
Logan Film Festival, UT

Oct 7-15, 2014
CineMigrante Film Festival, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

Oct 10-19, 2014
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, AR

Oct 11, 2014
Dallas VideoFest, TX

Oct 14, 2014
St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films, RUSSIA

Oct 16-23, 2014
New Orleans Film Festival, LA

Oct 16-25, 2014
Heartland Film Festival, Indianapolis, IN

Oct 22, 2014
United Nations Association Film Festival, CA

Nov 5-12, 2014 | (details here)
Curta Cinema, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

Nov 12-16, 2014 | (details here)
Napa Valley Film Festival, CA

Nov 17-23, 2014
VGIK International Student Festival, Moscow, RUSSIA

Dec 5-14, 2014 | (details here)
Anchorage International Film Festival, AK

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