If a Tree Falls

Screenings

2011 Season
New York

How far would you go to create change? In December 2005 Daniel McGowan, a prominent New York City social justice organizer, was arrested by federal agents in a nationwide sweep of activists linked to crimes by the Earth Liberation Front (ELF)—a group the FBI has called America's "number one domestic terrorism threat." For years, the ELF had carried out arson from Oregon to Long Island against businesses they accused of destroying the environment.

Filmmaker(s): 
Marshall Curry (director) and Sam Cullman (co-director)
Year: 
2011
85m
Genre: 
Documentary