Within the Week of Solidarity for anarchist prisoner
In march 2001 Earth Liberation Front ELF was already listed by FBI as an eco-terrorist group. Since then a wave of repression was started in US and other countries against activists of ELF and other eco-groups. This was popularized by enviromental activists in US under the term of “The Green Scare” to refer to legal action by government against the radical environmental movement. Dozens of people got arrested and sentenced to prison, in one case even to 22 years. Through ELF court cases it was made clear that life of a human being is valued less by the jurisdictional system than interest of business – the prison terms for destroying private property were higher then for a murder.
In “If a Tree Falls” director Marshall Curry is showing the people behind ELF, their motives and political ideas. He is also giving an insight how FBI managed to arrest Daniel McGowan and other ELF activists in 2005.
Screening will be in english with english subtitles. Here you can watch the trailer: