If a tree falls [videorecording] : a story of the Earth Liberation Front /
A film by Marshall Curry ; a co-production of Marshall Curry Productions, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) ; 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.
[Toronto?] : Marshall Curry Productions : Distributed exclusively in English Canada by Kinosmith Inc., c2011.
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Toronto?] : Marshall Curry Productions : Distributed exclusively in English Canada by Kinosmith Inc., c2011.
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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.
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Cinematography, Sam Cullman ; music, James Baxter, The National ; executive producers, Stephen Bannatyne, Sally Jo Fifer, Simon Kilmurry, Nick Fraser.
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Bonus features: Optional audio feature commentary with Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman, and Matthew Hamachek; Theatrical trailer; Deleted scenes; Extended interviews; "You cannot control what is wild"; Post-screening Q&A in Ashland, Oregon, with Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman.
Broadcast on the PBS series POV in 2011.
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.
"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. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry ... weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison and a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF. The result is a film that is equal parts a coming-of-age tale and a cops-and-robbers thriller. 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 environtmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism"--Container.
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English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
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Canadian home video rating: 14A.
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DVD; NTSC, region 0; 1.78:1 anamorphic aspect ratio; Dolby digital 5.1 surround and stereo.

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