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Terrorism versus activism in Oscar nominated documentary




"If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" Filmmakers Sam Cullman (L) and Marshall Curry arrive at the 84th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 6, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry, is back with “If a Tree Falls: A Story of The Earth Liberation Front.” This is Curry’s third offering after the critically acclaimed “Street Fight,” and “Racing Dreams,” soon to be a feature film from Dreamworks.

In this film, Curry and co-director Sam Cullman tell the story of the largest cell of the Earth Liberation Front or ELF, an organization that engages in guerilla warfare against targets they deem to be environmental offenders. The group has been known to torch SUV’s and an entire apartment complex in San Diego, leading the FBI to label them the number one domestic terror threat in the United States.

“If A Tree Falls” tells the story of the rise and fall of ELF using never-before-seen archival footage and explores the heyday of eco-terrorism before 9-11 came along and changed the contours of the terrorism debate forever.

Guests:

Marshall Curry, co-director, “If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front.”

Sam Cullman, co-director, “If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front.”