Shifting Sands

Lee Botts and Pat Wisniewski/2016/57 min/Conservation

FILM DESCRIPTION: Shifting Sands 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.

Monday, March 6, 7-9 p.m. [South]
Pullman National Monument Information Center, 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago
Please stay for post-film Q&A with filmmakers Patricia Wisniewski and Tom Desch. Kenneth J. Schoon, writer of the companion book for “Shifting Sands" will also be in attendance for discussion and the signing of his book. Concrete options for action will be presented by the Southeast Environmental Task Force. Co-presented by the Historic Pullman Foundation and Greenstone United Methodist Church.

Thursday, March 9, 7-9 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room, 834 Lake St., Oak Park
After the film, participate in a post-film Q&A with filmmakers Lee Botts, Pat Wisniewski, and Tom Desch. We will discuss the Indiana Dunes, its geological and anthropological history, and its biodiversity. Learn what actions you can take with regards to clean water and wildlife conservation (especially for pollinator species), through the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club.

Saturday, March 11, 2:30-4:30 p.m. [Lake County]
Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St., Ray Bradbury Room (lower level), Waukegan
Pre- and Post-Film: We welcome Mark Bouman, Chicago Region Program Director for the Keller Science Action Center at The Field Museum. Mark will provide context for the film and also help us relate the story told in the film to the opportunities and challenges that we face on the North Shore of Lake Michigan. Conversation will be followed by an action resource fair.

Photo by Pete Doherty

Photo by Pete Doherty