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Oscar 2012: Watch ‘If a Tree Falls’ Online at POV, Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature

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The Oscar®-nominated documentary If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front is now streaming online on the POV website for a limited time, and the uncut version of the film with plenty of DVD extras is available here.

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 (Oscar®-nominated Street Fight, POV 2005) provides a nuanced and provocative account that is part coming-of-age story, part cautionary tale and part cops-and-robbers thriller.

The film will be streaming on the POV website through March 4, 2012.

If a Tree Falls has been nominated in the Best Documentary Feature category in this year’s 2011 Academy Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday February 26, 2012. You can follow POV on Twitter, Facebook and this blog for documentary Oscar news.

Sean Holmquest
Sean Holmquest
Sean started as an intern with POV in 2009, before coming on-board as a staff member starting in 2010 until 2013. At POV, he managed online video content, produced companion features for the POV film websites, and implemented social media strategies. Prior to joining POV in 2010, he freelanced as a film editor and writer, in addition to working as an assistant for an independent music artist. He has written and directed several short, experimental films, and holds a bachelor's degree from Brown University in Literary Arts.
  • Shaiajean

    I can’t resist saying that I am surprised by all these earth-conscious, otherwise seemingly health-conscious individuals smoking like fiends.

    • NAND Gate

      Its called addiction – usually fuelled by anxiety (about social existence?). What disturbs ME is all these supposedly open-minded, “alternative” thinking individuals who are as judgemental  - if not more –  than the the average right-wing conservative Joe. What is repulsive about them is that they actually think they are morally and intellectually superior.

  • Petitefa

    Hello, do you know if a french-subtitle version is in project ? Thank you :)

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