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Next on POV: ‘If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front’

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POV‘s 25th season on PBS continues with an encore presentation of the Oscar-nominated documentary If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, a film that lifts the veil on a radical environmental group the FBI called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.”

The film airs on PBS stations at 10 PM on October 11, 2012 with additional broadcast times following. Check your local listings.

View the trailer for the documentary If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, airing on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, on POV.

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. A co-production of ITVS. Winner of Best Documentary Editing Award, 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

After watching the film, visit POV’s website for interactive features about the film:

Did you know? Many POV films are available free to stream online and on mobile devices. Visit POV’s Watch Video page or download the PBS mobile app for iPhone or iPad, and see which films are available today!

POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Frank

    I just watched the POV documentary on eco terrorism. Mc Gowan and his cohorts got off way too light. Just the same, some justice was served. In the end their true colors were revealed. They are all cowards. Their only remorse was being caught. I took pleasure in seeing them turn on one another and, recieving jail time. Fortunately, no one was injured by these low lifes, that was pure luck! The excuses their family members made in their defense were pathetic. For the rest of their lives the world will know what sniveling cowards they are.