If a Tree Falls : A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) is a very interesting documentary about environmentalists taking drastic measures to get their point across. Members of the Earth Liberation Front frequently committed arson against earth’s greatest offenders like timber companies and SVU dealerships. One member of the Earth Liberation Front justifies her actions by saying “consumer America is destroying the world.” Some may say they are passionate for their cause, but to the FBI, they are know as “America’s number one domestic threat.”
The documentary follows Daniel McGowan, Earth Liberation Front’s (or ELF for short) most radical member, as he is arrested, put on house arrest, and then later sentenced with the possibility of life in prison. Others interviewed for the film include other members of ELF and the prosecutor and detective working on the case.
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As always, I’m including a trailer for your review.