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Film Screening and Discussion, “If a Tree Falls”
The College ACLU student group will host a screening of, If a Tree Falls, a new unaired documentary exploring the Earth Liberation Front, an environmental group the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.”
Following the film, Professor Emeritus Stuart Kaplan, former President of the ACLU Oregon, will facilitate a discussion on the justice system, FBI, and civil liberties.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front explores two of America’s most pressing issues—environmentalism and terrorism—by lifting the veil on a radical environmental group the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” Daniel McGowan, a former member of the Earth Liberation Front, faces life in prison for two multimillion-dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. What turned this working-class kid from Queens into an eco-warrior? Marshall Curry provides a nuanced and provocative account that is part coming-of-age story, part cautionary tale and part cops-and-robbers thriller.
When: September 8, 7 p.m.
Where: Templeton Campus Center, Council Chambers
Contact: For more information, contact Kris Lyon at firstname.lastname@example.org