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‘Black Gold Boom’ film documentary

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Some Native American tribes have banned fracking on tribal lands. With vast deposits of oil underneath its borders, Three Affiliated Tribes is at a crossroads. Should the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in western North Dakota drill for black gold or outlaw oil exploration on its land? Tribal member Marty Young Bear worries about environmental effects. Meanwhile, local leaders rush to form a tribal-owned oil company with the motto “Sovereignty by the Barrel.”

The documentary, directed by Todd Melby, is now available for online streaming.

Previously, the documentary aired on PBS World Channel (155 stations nationwide), Prairie Public, Alaska Public Media, TPT (Twin Cities PBS), New Mexico PBS, Wyoming PBS, Arizona Public Television, WOSU Ohio, Colorado Public Television, KEDT (South Texas), SOPTV (Southern Oregon), WTVP (Peoria, Illinois), WSKG/WSQX (New York), KVIE (Sacramento, California) and WDSC (Daytona Beach, Florida).

Black Gold Boom

Press coverage:
MPR News
South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Midwest Energy News
TPT Almanac (begins at 23:15)

Black Gold Boom: In The News

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Black Gold Boom radio stories have aired on several national public media shows, including Marketplace, Tell Me More, The Story, All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour. Others have written about the series, including Nieman Journalism Lab, The CurrentThe Arts Partnership and Columbia Journalism Review.

Todd Melby, lead producer of the public media project, has also been interviewed about North Dakota’s oil boom on KCUR, KALW, Minnesota Public Radio, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Rocky Mountain PBS and elsewhere.

In addition, Black Gold Boom has won a few journalism awards: 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for “Specialized Journalism Site,” a 2013 Online News Association award and a 2013 Radio Television Digital News Association regional Edward R. Murrow award for top news series.

All Black Gold Boom stories premiere on Prairie Public, the statewide public broadcaster in North Dakota.

This SoundCloud set features Black Gold Boom stories heard nationally on public radio.