If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Institute History


Daniel McGowan was arrested for being part of the Earth Liberation Front, a group responsible for arsons against timber companies and SUV dealerships. Through his story the film sheds light on two of our most important and timely issues—terrorism and environmentalism.

— Shannon Kelley


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