Monday, October 17, 2011

Eco-Film Night: If a Tree Falls

What: Read the Title!
When: Sunday, October 23rd, 6pm.
Where: Buy the Book, Downtown Daegu

Come join Daegu Green Living for our 11th Eco-Film Night (maybe it's time to stop counting?). This time, we'll be showing "If a Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front."

From the official website,

"December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front-- a group the FBI has called America's "number one domestic terrorism threat."

For years, the ELF—operating in separate anonymous cells without any central leadership—had launched spectacular arsons against dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment: timber companies, SUV dealerships, wild horse slaughterhouses, and a $12 million ski lodge at Vail, Colorado.

Witith the arrest of Daniel and thirteen others, the government had cracked what was probably the largest ELF cell in America and brought down the group responsible for the very first ELF arsons in this country.

remarkable story of the rise and fall of this ELF cell, by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members.

Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thrilller, the film interweaves a verite chronicle of Daniel on house arrest as he faces life in prison, with a dramatic recounting of the events that led to his involvement with the group. 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 -- and intimate interviews with ELF members, and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them, IF A TREE FALLS explores the tumultuous period from 1995 until early 2001 when environmentalists were clashing with timber companies and law enforcement, and the word "terrorism" had not yet been altered by 9/11."

The movie will start at 6:00PM. There will be a group dinner afterwards (location yet to be chosen), or you can order a tea, smoothie, snack, or meal off of Buy the Book's awesome international and largely-organic menu. All are welcome, entrance is free! Hope to see you there.

For directions to Buy the Book, check out the Green Guide button above. BtB is right smack-dab in the middle of downtown. To visit the facebook event page, head here.

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