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If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Overview

Synopsis

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front is the Academy Award-nominated documentary, about an environmentalist who faced life in prison for burning two timber facilities.

Part coming-of-age story, part cops-and-robbers thrilller, the film interweaves a verite chronicle of Daniel McGowan on house arrest and a dramatic recounting of the events that led to his involvement with the radical environmental group. Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews-- with the ELF members and the prosecutor who was chasing them-- the film asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.

Stage
finished

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Marshall Curry Productions
Country
United States

Distribution Details

Release year
2012

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