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The Overnighters

This documentary follows North Dakota pastor Jay Reinke as he tries to help the unemployed men drawn to the state's booming shale oil industry.

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A modern-day Grapes of Wrath, award-winning documentary The Overnighters is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the broken American Dream to the tiny oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, a local pastor starts the controversial "overnighters" program, allowing down-and-out workers a place to sleep at the church. His well-meaning project immediately runs into resistance with his community, forcing the clergyman to make a decision which leads to profound consequences that he never imagined.

Director
Jesse Moss
Genres
Social & Cultural Documentaries, Documentaries
Country
USA
Available
Feb 18 2015