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

There’s a documentary opening in theatres in June this year that Propagandhi makes a brief (and somewhat incidental) appearance in. It is called “If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” and looks like it could be very interesting, especially given the state of the planet at the moment and the debate over what should be done to stop the sociopaths who profit from its destruction:

On December 7th, 2005, federal agents conducted a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front — an organization the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT is the remarkable story of the group’s rise and fall, told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, the film interweaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF. Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews — with cell members and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them — IF A TREE FALLS asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.

Posted by on June 2nd, 2011 in Activism, Band News, Films