Thursday, December 28, 2017

Save the trees! - Earth Liberation Front (video)

This is the official trailer from Oscilloscope Laboratories of If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front.

On December 7th, 2005, U.S. 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."

How trees talk to each other (Suzanne Simard)
If a Tree Falls is a remarkable story about 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 for his environmental activism with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the Earth Liberation Front or ELF.

FULL MOVIE: If a Tree Falls

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 the FBI defines "terrorism" as against citizens but not the corporations who profit from the real terror. More:

( A person shakes the branch of a wood-apple tree and all the fruit falls, ripe as well as unripe. That person would collect only what is wanted and walk away leaving the rest to rot. Such a wasteful attitude is deplored in Buddhism as not only anti-social but criminal. The excessive exploitation of nature...

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