Oscar® Nominee 2015 in the Documentary Short Subject category

Thousands of souls flock to America’s Northern Plains seeking work in the oil fields. “White Earth” is the tale of an oil boom seen through unexpected eyes. Three children and an immigrant mother brave a cruel North Dakota winter and explore themes of innocence, home and the American Dream.

“a lyrically edited snapshot of a complicated, rapidly changing landscape” (NEW YORK TIMES)
“enigmatic and often surprising” (FULL FRAME JURY)
“a stunning portrait of [a] desolate landscape” (INT’L DOCUMENTARY ASSOC.)
“captivates audiences with deeply felt sincerity” (STANFORD ARTS REVIEW)
“a spot-on portrait of poverty, survival and the American Dream” (IDFA)
“stunning, metaphoric cinematography… restrained, quiet editing” (NONFICS)

Website: WhiteEarthMovie.com
Facebook: facebook.com/WhiteEarthMovie

A film by
J. Christian Jensen

James McClellan
Leevi Meyer
Elena Guadalupe Loaiza
Flor Loaiza

Original Score
Wiley Webb

Additional Music
Chris Carlson

Editing | Cinematography
J. Christian Jensen

Audio Recording | Additional Camera
Abhi Singh
Evan Carpenter

Faculty Advisors
Jan Krawitz
Jamie Meltzer
Johnny Symons

Technical Assistance
Christian Gainsley
Mark Urbanek

Color Grading
Brook Hinton

Audio Mixer:
Dan Olmsted

Produced in the Documentary Film and Video M.F.A. Program
Department of Art & Art History
Stanford University

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