Shawnee Showdown: Keep the Forest Standing – Feature 2022
Saturday, April 2, 5:30 PM
Wednesday, April 6, 5:00 PM
Shawnee Showdown: Keep the Forest Standing
Director: Cade Bursell, Documentary, USA, 60 min
During the late 1980s and the1990s, a small, dedicated group of activists fought on the ground and in the courts to stop clearcutting, oil and gas drilling, and ATV use in the Shawnee National Forest located in Southern Illinois. They won the support of their community and the struggle in court. 17-years later, the injunction was lifted by the court, and the Forest Service resumed logging. Will our Illinois treasure be despoiled? How do we keep the forest standing?