In the state of North Dakota, many residents face a dilemma: should they stick to oil, a key driver of the state’s economy, or shift to renewables? In the midst of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, some are hoping for a rise in demand, while others are embracing change. This conflict is at the heart of North Dakota’s identity.
While North Dakota is known for its vast plains and strong winds, there is a growing initiative led by Native peoples who are testing the possibilities with large solar farms. But with opponents to this shift to green energy, the road to change is a difficult one. Ines Pohl’s documentary takes a deeper look at the struggles facing the state as North Dakotans try to figure out their place in the changing energy landscape.