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
|Run time:||USA/ 85 min / no rating|
An extraordinary documentary... a fearless exploration of complexity in a world drawn to oversimplified depictions of events and problems, heroes and villains.
This gripping documentary offers an intimate look at the radical environmental group ELF. Packs... visceral punch. -Los Angeles Times [The film] begins with a small story and then over time, with persistence and a determination to explore all sides of a narrative, gains increasing complexity and strength in its insistence to raise questions an provoke thought.