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.Written by
A Great Documentery. The director uses a truely sociology angle of view. The film did not judge anybody and anything, and it even didn't give a certain answer about whether their movements were terrorism or not, however, the value of the film is that it leaves so many questions to be solved: what on earth is the border of social movements and crime and terrorism? How did the organization become a "like-terrorism" organization?...... So we consider the film a ponder, which based on sociology and environmental ethics, which is both objective and touching. And I'm quite sure that, in this very time, we do need this kind of documentary.
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