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Oct 8, 2014
Oct 8, 2014
Oct 8, 2014

‘The Overnighters’ shows dark side of North Dakota oil boom

By Ernest Scheyder

WILLISTON N.D. (Reuters) – Desperate for a fresh start, unemployed workers from all over the world have converged on North Dakota’s burgeoning oil patch, seeking six-figure salaries and the rewards of living in the fastest-growing economy in the nation.

But award-winning documentary “The Overnighters,” opening in New York on Friday before expanding nationally, shows the bleak side of that American Dream and the complex efforts of one man to be a Good Samaritan.

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