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Forum Post: Screening of Academy Award-Nominated Oscar "If A Tree Falls" on Saturday at 7 pm

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 25, 2012, 4:18 a.m. EST by VoterMarch (34) from New York, NY
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"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Film (2012) Saturday, February 25, 2011, @ 7:00 p.m. Epifaneo Collective http://www.epifaneo.com/ 56 Walker Street, Tribeca, Manhattan 10013 (1 block below Canal St. between Broadway & Church Street)

See the Trailer for the film on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAGxy85R380

A Q&A and discussion will follow the film.

Hollywood Reporter, FEINBERG FORECAST: Scott's Final Projections for the 84th Academy Awards, Feb. 19, 2012, Prediction for BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM (FEATURE): 1. If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front: "This wide-open race ... will go to Marshall Curry’s polished, even- handed look at “eco-terrorism,” a subject of the same social scope and significance as most previous winners."

Voter March blog, Academy Award for Best Documentary: Our Pick: If A Tree Falls,, Feb. 19, 2012, http://www.votermarch.com "Time Magazine chose "The Protester" as Time Person of The Year. We believe that this year's winner of Best Documentary will be the film that has as its central focus, The Protester...These environmental protesters, like many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, are pepper sprayed while they are engaging in nonviolent direct actions. Similar to how law enforcement destroyed the Occupy Wall Street encampments, we see how the Park Rangers destroyed the barricades and tents of the environmental protesters who were tree sitters protecting the ancient forests in Oregon... "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" is our choice and prediction for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for 2012, because it is a social justice film that documents the lessons of history, as we grapple with the current developments of The Protester."

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[-] 1 points by VoterMarch (34) from New York, NY 6 years ago

‎"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" should still bask in its glory of having been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary film. However, it is an insult that the winning documentary, "Undefeated" is a football film. A story about a black inner city high school winning a football trophy is not a social justice issue. If anything, it is a subliminal message to young black males that a career in professional sports is a cure for racial income inequality in the inner cities.

With all of the pressing social justice issues, one would expect that the Academy could find one documentary film that addresses social justice issues. However, it is not surprising that this football documentary was chosen as the average Academy Member is a 62 year old, white male. Perhaps we need to change the composition of the Academy, or have two awards for Best Documentary, with one award specifically designated for Best Social Justice Documentary.