Between 2011 and 2014, oil drilling in rural North Dakota reached an historical peak, setting off a modern day gold rush of Wild West proportions. With billions of dollars to be gained, the state mandated very little regulation and soon the oil companies took over. Towns became overwhelmed by an influx of workers and hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland were repurposed for industrial development. Trenton, North Dakota (pop. 278) is at the epicenter of this boom. My Country No More paints an intimate portrait of a rural community in crisis, forced to confront the meaning of progress as they fight for a disappearing way of life.
2017 / USA
Director: Rita Baghdadi, Jeremiah Hammerling
Producer: Rita Baghdadi, Jeremiah Hammerling
Executive Producer: Alexandra Johnes
Editors: Jeff Consiglio, Rita Baghdadi
Screening 1: Red Cliffs 3, Tuesday at 3:20 PM
Screening 2: Red Cliffs 2, Thursday at 12:20 PM