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If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
If a Tree Falls
1 Nomination
Year 2011
Director Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman
84th Academy Awards


If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front is a documentary film by filmmaker Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman, exploring the origins, motives, and organization of the Earth Liberation Front and Eco-terrorism in general. Additionally, it explains how the Department of Justice was able to find and arrest Daniel McGowan and his co-conspirators in a nationwide sweep in December, 2005 and raises questions as to whether or not they deserved to be sentenced as "terrorists."

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If a Tree Falls is a rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.' With unprecedented access and a nuanced point of view, the documentary tells the story of Daniel McGowan, an ELF member who faced life in prison for two multi-million dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. The film employs McGowan's story to examine larger questions about environmentalism, activism, and terrorism.

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If A Tree Falls A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Official Theatrical Trailer (HD)02:11

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