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Killdeer ambulance sues documentarian

By: Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press KILLDEER — The Killdeer Area Ambulance Service is bringing a documentarian to court in an effort to prevent him from using footage a cameraman got during a call to a rig accident. Todd Melby, a reporter for the “Black Gold Boom” documentary and website that portrays how oil has transformed western North Dakota, had been ...

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Fuel-free filmmakers visit West Virginia

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media Two documentarians will soon come to West Virginia as part of their cross-country tour to promote their new film Triple Divide. The movie is an investigation of hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale. Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman are driving a Tesla Motors Model S all-electric sedan, which they say will emit no greenhouse ...

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Bakken documentary seeks to show humanity in oil boom

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By Lydia Gilbertson, Shale Plays Media | Google+ Fractured Media out of Billings, MT is funding their documentary project about the Bakken oilfields through a Kickstarter campaign. Their goal is to show sides of the oil boom that are rarely seen on Bakken documentaries or in the media. The majority of the documentary will be stories and perspectives from real ...

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Clip: Perspective on the Oil Boom through Young Eyes

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By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ The Williston Basin’s extreme social and economic change since the beginning Bakken oil boom has been a commonly explored topic throughout all types of media. Homelessness, ranching, environmental concerns, man camps, and overall social impact are all commonly explored topics. In the documentary White Earth all of these issues are looked at. Though not through ...

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UND to screen film on ND oil boom

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GRAND FORKS – A documentary about how the oil boom is impacting the residents of western North Dakota will kick off the University of North Dakota’s Global Visions Film Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl on campus, the university said. “This is Our Country: Living With the Wild West Oil Boom,” commissioned by the ...

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Leith, ND Documentary Trailer Released

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By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ Brooklyn documentary company No Weather has released a teaser trailer for a not-yet-funded documentary entitled Leith, ND. The film explores the tiny 19-person town of Leith and its citizens as they deal with an attempt by Craig Cobb to make the small town a white-supremacist mecca. Cobb’s initial plan was to buy as much property ...

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Festival yanks pro-fracking documentary; will show films critical of industry

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A Minnesota film festival is being accused of pushing a political agenda by yanking a pro-fracking documentary from its lineup while keeping two anti-fracking films on the program. Organizers of the Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, Minn., decided last week to cut “FrackNation,” a widely discussed 2013 documentary about hydraulic fracturing, reportedly citing concerns about the film’s financial links ...

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Debra Winger presents anti-fracking doc at Nevada City’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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Words matter to Debra Winger. Like “frack,” the gas-industry diminutive for hydraulic fracturing that does not sound attractive in any context. “That word is a gift that can never be repaid,” Winger, calling from New York City, said with a laugh. Her voice carries the same raspy playfulness of her 1980s Hollywood heyday, deepened with time. “We could not have ...

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Dakota Resource Council’s Film, “This Is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom.”

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Interviews and footage show what it’s really like living with chaotic changes Bismarck, ND— Dakota Resource Council has released a film about living in the Bakken, titled, “This Is Our Country: Living with the Wild West Oil Boom.” DRC Communications Director Sean Arithson said, “The film features everyday North Dakotans talking about how the chaotic development of the Bakken has affected ...

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