White Earth (film)

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White Earth
White Earth short film poster.png
Film poster
Directed byJ. Christian Jensen
Written byJ. Christian Jensen
Distributed byNew Day Films (non-theatrical)
Running time
20 minutes
CountryUnited States

White Earth is a 2014 documentary film by J. Christian Jensen about new arrivals in White Earth, North Dakota who have moved there to seek work in the North Dakota oil boom. The film explores life in the oil boom through the eyes of four children and an immigrant mother. White Earth was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 87th Academy Awards.[1][2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Result
Academy Award February 22, 2015 Best Short Subject Documentary[3] J. Christian Jensen Nominated


  1. ^ Debruge, Peter (February 21, 2015). "Film Review: '2015 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary'". Variety. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  2. ^ Skirble, Rosanne (February 19, 2015). "Oscar-Nominee 'White Earth' Depicts N. Dakota Oil Boom Through Children's Eyes". Voice of America. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 15, 2015). "Oscar Nominations: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' & 'Birdman' Lead Way With 9 Noms; 'Imitation Game' Scores 8". Deadline. Retrieved January 15, 2015.

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