White Earth

(White Earth)
USA, 2014, 19 min.
Directed by
J. Christian Jensen

Slamdance Festival 2014– Best Cinematography

Student Academy Awards 2015– Silver Winner

OSCAR 2015 – nominated Best Documentary Short

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.

Producer Evan Carpenter will join us at Pelicam this year for a Q&A session after the screening.