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Over a century ago, a rare ecosystem along the south shore of Lake Michigan collided with the industrial giants that built our nation, paving the way for some of the most influential environmental conflicts of the 20th century. It also encompassed one of the most pressing issues of our time: sustainability.
This award-winning documentary reveals the diverse ecology and controversial saga of the Grand Kankakee Marsh – an area in the Midwest that, less than a century ago, resembled the swamplands of Florida’s Everglades. Join the filmmakers as they explore the astonishing history of the environmental treasure often referred to as the “Everglades of the North.”
Frank Lloyd Wright, perhaps the 20th Century's most influential architect, redefined architecture when he designed the B. Harley Bradley House in Kankakee, Illinois. To many scholars, this single-family home represents Wright's first complete foray into the "Prairie Style." Despite this distinction, the structure has remained relatively overlooked in Wright's lexicon. An American Home intends to share the story of this architectural treasure and explore its uncanny connection to the rise, fall, and resurgence of its designer and the community in which it resides.
Ride along on a journey of determination, ingenuity, and guts with Dick Brannan, who rose from obscurity to become a legend on the national grad racing scene.