Oscar Nominated Documentaries: If a Tree Falls

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marshall Curry, director of If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, discusses his look at the post-9/11 prosecution of a 90s-era "eco-terrorist."


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Comments [4]

amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

@ john - Looks to me that he didn't get away with it...

Feb. 16 2012 02:08 PM
john from office

You cannot have people burning down what they dont agree with. It is a short step to bombs and murder.

Feb. 16 2012 11:57 AM

I lived down the street from Out of the Fog cafe in Eugene and witnessed the car dealership fire. I also know Kirk Engdahl. This movie was fantastic, it brought me straight back to my life in Oregon. When I moved to NYC in '99 I was surprised at how sleepy everyone was about politics.

Feb. 16 2012 11:51 AM
amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

In the Pacific NW, and western US in general, I saw first hand in the early '00s how concerned business interests and many natural resource industries were with ELF, ALF, and other monkey-wrenchers, often labelled "environmental terrorists."

Recently in the heated debate over fracking, oil and gas industry execs discussed (and were recorded by audio) using counterinsurgency tactics on opponents of fracking within a larger media program, one particularly focused on the Marcellus Shale region where opposition is stiff.

Oil Executive: Military-Style 'Psy Ops' Experience Applied

Feb. 16 2012 11:10 AM

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