August 31, 2017 | Chicago Tribune | Bruce Ingram |

So, the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods has a new mission statement. The old one was doing just fine, but they figured after a few decades they could fit in a few refinements, just in time to make the sixth annual Film Festival in the Woods Sept. 9 a bit more expansive.

The Film Festival in the Woods has been primarily concerned with short films about conservation and environmentalism, but this year the theme has officially been broadened to include films that demonstrate nature’s beneficial effect on personal and community well-being.

The featured film of this year’s festival is the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability,” which runs an hour.

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