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If a tree falls [videorecording (DVD)] : 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.

Curry, Marshall. (Added Author). Cullman, Sam. (Added Author). Hamacheck, Matthew. (Added Author). Baxter, James. (Added Author). National (Musical group) (Added Author). Marshall Curry Productions. (Added Author). Independent Television Service. (Added Author). Lucky Hat Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). American Documentary, Inc. (Added Author). British Broadcasting Corporation. (Added Author). Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (Added Author). Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm) (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Camosun College Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Lansdowne Library GE 197 I387 2011 (Text) 26040003299027 Media Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, c2011.

Content descriptions

General 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.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Sam Cullman ; music, James Baxter, The National.
Participant or Performer Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD ; NTSC, region 0 ; 1.78:1 aspect ratio ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround and stereo.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Awards Note:
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.
Subject: Earth Liberation Front > History.
McGowan, Daniel, 1974-
Ecoterrorism > United States > History.

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