Marshall Curry & Sam Cullman's "If a Tree Falls" Nominated for an Oscar!
Watch the official trailer for If a Tree Falls
We were thrilled to hear that Marshall Curry & Sam Cullman‘s Creative Capital-supported project, If a Tree Falls, is nominated for Best Documentary Feature in the 2012 Academy Awards. If a Tree Falls offers a behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorist threat.” Through the story of Daniel McGowan, an ELF member who participated in two multi-million dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies, If a Tree Falls explores how a working class kid from Queens found himself facing life in prison for “eco-terrorism.”
Andrew Revkin, author of the New York Times‘ Dot Earth column, wrote yesterday that an Oscar nod for this “thrillingly fair film about a heated environmental issue” represents “a vote for fearless exploration of complexity in a world drawn to oversimplified depictions of events and problems, heroes and villains.” Read more