The Overnighters

PBS Premiere: June 29, 2015Check the broadcast schedule »

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The Overnighters — The film's website provides information about the film and links to partner organizations working to end homelessness. The film also has a Facebook page:

Concordia Lutheran Church — This is the official website of the church featured in the film.

The Lutheran Church: Missouri Synod — This site covers policies and programs of the denomination to which Concordia Lutheran Church belongs.

Original Online Content on POV
To enhance the broadcast, POV has produced an interactive website to enable viewers to explore the film in greater depth. The website for The Overnighters — — offers a streaming video trailer for the film; an interview with filmmaker; a list of related websites, articles and books; a downloadable discussion guide; and special features.

Affordable Housing
Most work on affordable housing is done at the state and local level. To find advocacy organizations, search your state and "affordable housing" or check the websites of the film's partners if they are in your area:

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (California Bay Area)

Capitol Hill Group Ministry (Washington, D.C.)

Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (Austin, Texas)

Daniel Silliman —This religion professor's blog offers a well-documented discussion of whether or not private charity can replace government aid programs.

The Denver Post: "North Dakota Home Prices Soar with Oil Boom" —This Associated Press story by James MacPherson describes Williston as one of the most expensive places in the nation to buy or rent a home.

Bakken Shale —This oil industry run site includes job and housing listings, news about fracking and health reports.

Energy From Shale: "Fracking: Good News for North Dakota" —This website provides an overview of fracking in North Dakota from the perspective of the oil industry.

National Geographic: "Bakken Shale Oil" —This 2013 article provides an overview of fracking in the Bakken shale oil fields and how it has changed the region.

Wired: "Adventures in Mapmaking: Mapping a Fracking Boom in North Dakota" —This 2015 article by Mason Inman includes links to maps from government agencies, media, industry sources and fracking opponents, as well as Inman's own map.