Speaking of ‘eco-terrorism’, this film is showing at People’s Cinema in Wellington tonight (Friday 25th October), in support of Marie Mason, an imprisoned activist in the United States – followed by a discussion on prisons and prisoners. 6.30PM.
“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.
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.”