2017 Film Festival in the Woods
Saturday, September 9
Seating starts at 6pm
Films start at 7:30pm
For the tenth year in a row, Brushwood Center will be presenting the Film Festival in the Woods on September 9. A collection of short films inspired by nature, the Festival is a tribute to the rich history of artists and environmentalist of Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. With this in mind we chose our films to inspire curiosity.
Our main feature film for 2017 is Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability. Along the south shore of Lake Michigan, at the crossroads of America, a globally rare environment collided with the industrial giants that built our nation. This collision, over a century-old, gave rise to some of the most influential environmental conflicts of the 20th century, and became a microcosm for one of the most pressing issues of our time: sustainability. How do we maintain our way of life without destroying the natural world on which we all depend?
Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability tells the story of how one region, where rare plants grow in the shadows of smokestacks, sparked a movement for a national park; a movement which eventually led to game-changing environmental policies with worldwide impact and unique partnerships on the path to a more sustainable world.