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Film Depicts N. Dakota Oil Boom Through Children's Eyes

In one scene of the Oscar-nominated documentary "White Earth," ice crystals cover the prairie grass and twinkle in the sunlight. Director Christian Jensen said this scene is a quiet reminder of what is being lost. The film centers on White Earth, a town in the northern state of North Dakota. White Earth sits on a massive oil deposit. That resource, which extends through a broad swath of the state, has turned North Dakota into the second largest oil producer in the U.S., adding a...

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