This award-winning film about the impact of energy use on the environment and the steps we can take to make a difference screens just a few days before Earth Hour, set for Saturday, March 31, 8:30-9:30 p.m. The film will be followed by a discussion. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
If a Tree Falls (85 min.) is a rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorist threat.” With unprecedented access and a nuanced point of view, the documentary tells the story of Daniel McGowan, an ELF member who faced life in prison for two multimillion dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. This documentary directed by Marshall Curry is shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Marshall Curry has also directed the documentaries Street Fight and Racing Dreams. Check out the trailer for If a Tree Falls below:
The fight for the last great mountain in America’s Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. Robert Kennedy Jr. joins the fight to preserve the mountain.
The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s ‘number one domestic terrorist threat, ‘ told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF.