POV | Documentaries with a point of view

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

Directed by Marshall Curry
Co-directed by Sam Cullman

If a Tree Falls
Watch the trailer at: www.pbs.org/pov/ifatreefalls/
National PBS Encore Presentation on POV
Thursday, October 11 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front explores two of America's most pressing issues — environmentalism and terrorism — by lifting the veil on a radical environmental group the FBI calls America's "number one domestic terrorism threat." Daniel McGowan, a former member of the Earth Liberation Front, faces life in prison for two multimillion–dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. What turned this working-class kid from Queens into an eco–warrior? Marshall Curry (Oscar®-nominated Street Fight, POV 2005) provides a nuanced and provocative account that is part coming–of–age story, part cautionary tale and part cops–and–robbers thriller. A co–production of ITVS. Winner of Best Documentary Editing Award, 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

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