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Photo courtesy / Jesse Moss San Francisco filmmaker Jesse Moss made 16 trips to North Dakota over two years to work on his documentary "The Overnighters" that premieres at the Sundance Film Festival.

Documentary about newcomers debuts

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WILLISTON, N.D. – A documentary about a Williston church that opened its doors to job-seekers who needed a place to sleep will premiere today at the Sundance Film Festival.


“The Overnighters” by San Francisco filmmaker Jesse Moss documents the stories of men who arrive in the oil boomtown seeking new opportunities but are faced with a shortage of housing and harsh living conditions.

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