Forum Post: Screening of Academy Award Nominated Documentary Film on Radical Environmental Group and Q&A with Co-Director
Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 16, 2012, 1:47 a.m. EST by VoterMarch
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If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Film (2012) Friday, February 17, 2011, @ 7:00 p.m. Epifaneo Collective 56 Walker Street, Tribeca, Manhattan 10013 (1 block below Canal St. between Broadway & Church Street) Trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAGxy85R380
“IF a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this ELF cell, by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members. And along the way it asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism. Drawing from striking archival footage — much of it never before seen — of dramatic arsons, and intimate interviews with ELF members and the prosecutor, “If a Tree Falls” explores the tumultuous period from 1995 until 2001 when environmentalists were clashing with timber companies and law enforcement.
Director/Producer Marshall Curry in the New York Times, Jan. 24, says: “It’s been amazing to me how much overlap there is between the unfolding story of the OWS movement and the story of the environmental movement in the 90s. This summer, when the film was first released, it was a historical film, but suddenly the issues it deals with are urgent and on the front pages of newspapers every day.”
A Q&A with co-director Sam Cullman will follow the screening. Cullman graduated from Brown University with honors (1999), where he majored in Urban Studies and the Visual Arts, and founded Yellow Cake Films in 2006. He is producer, director and cinematographer of a number of award winning documentaries and short films. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
A donation of $5 is suggested. Epifaneo Collective http://www.epifaneo.com/ is affiliated with I.N.N. World Report http://www.innworldreport.net/inn/ , a not-for-profit alternative media organization. For over 10 years, we have been supporting the activist community through broadcasts, film screenings, speaker events, and special events.