"The story of how a muscular anti-logging campaign devolved into sectarian turmoil that shot off radicalized cells like burning cinders is ultimately what drives the film and makes it so rewarding" ★★★★★ – Film Critic
The FBI called them America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.”
The Earth Liberation Front (ELF) are famous for launching spectacular arsons against dozens of businesses they accuse of destroying the environment: timber companies, SUV dealerships, wild horse slaughterhouses, and a $12 million ski lodge at Vail, Colorado…
Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, If a Tree Falls focuses on ELF member, Daniel McGowan, as he goes from house arrest to facing life in prison.
If a Tree Falls looks at a tumultous period in history when the word “terrorism” had not yet been altered by 9/11.
Filmmakers: Marshall Curry
Runtime: 85 mins