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If a tree falls [videorecording] : a story of the Earth Liberation Front / A coproduction of Marshall Curry Productions, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; in association with Lucky Hat Entertainment, American Documentary (POV) and the BBC ; directed and produced by Marshall Curry ; co-directed and produced by Sam Cullman ; written and edited by Matthew Hamachek, Marshall Curry
Alternate (uniform) Title POV (Television program)
Alternate Title Story of the Earth Liberation Front
New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  GE197 .I3 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Earth Liberation Front -- History
McGowan, Daniel, 1974-
Subject(s) Ecoterrorism -- United States -- History
Documentary films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Environmental films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD ; NTSC, region 0 ; 1.78:1 aspect ratio ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround and stereo
Language English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired
Performer/Participant Interviewees: Daniel McGowan, Lisa (McGowan), Tim Lewis, Kirk Engdall, Jim Flynn, Jenny Synan, Susan Synan, Bill Barton, Leslie James Pickering, Greg Harvey, Chuck Tilby, Suzanne Savoie, Steve Swanson, Chuck Wert, Don Rice, Jake Ferguson, Dan McGowan, Lauren Regan, Stephen Peifer
Credits Cinematography, Sam Cullman ; music, James Baxter, The National
Summary The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat,' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
Contents Earth Liberation Front -- Daniel -- Warner Creek -- Making change -- House arrest -- Take initiative -- Civil disobedience -- Seattle -- Superior lumber -- Book club -- What is wild -- Jacob -- Takedown -- Terrorism -- Seven years
Note Bonus features: Optional audio feature commentary with Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman, and Matthew Hamachek ; Deleted scenes ; Post-screening Q&A in Ashland, Oregon, with Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman ; Extended interviews ; Original theatrical trailer ; "You cannot control what is wild" (updates from subjects in the film)
Film was broadcast on the PBS series POV in 2011
Not rated
Awards Winner, Documentary Film Editing Award (Marshall Curry, Matthew Hamachek), 2011 Sundance Film Festival ; Winner, Environmental Visions Grand Jury Prize, 2011 Dallas International Film Festival ; Winner, Best Documentary Feature (Marshall Curry), 2011 Nashville Film Festival ; Winner, EarthVision Environmental Film Grand Jury Prize (Marshall Curry), 2011 Santa Cruz Film Festival
Alternate Author Curry, Marshall
Cullman, Sam
Hamacheck, Matthew
McGowan, Daniel, 1974-
Lewis, Tim
Engdall, Kirk
Flynn, Jim
National (Musical group)
Marshall Curry Productions
Independent Television Service
Lucky Hat Entertainment (Firm)
American Documentary, Inc
British Broadcasting Corporation
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm)

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