Lee Botts and Pat Wisniewski/2016/57 min/Conservation
Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. [South]
Calumet College, Whiting, IN
Friday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m. [South]
U. of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall, Chicago
FILM DESCRIPTION: This film tells the story of how our beloved Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore came to be. It’s one of the most unique ecological marvels in the world, and certainly one of the most studied landscapes in America. In the nineteenth century, its natural wonders were almost lost because its location also attracted some of the most powerful industrial companies, turning it into one of the most polluted regions of the country. Through the passionate work of ordinary citizens, the rejuvenation of the Dunes led to game-changing environmental policies with worldwide impact. Photo by Pete Doherty.