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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

Run time: USA/ 85 min / no rating
If a Tree Falls
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2012 Oscar Nominated for Best Documentary

An extraordinary documentary... a fearless exploration of complexity in a world drawn to oversimplified depictions of events and problems, heroes and villains.

The New York Times

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.