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If a Tree Falls – Cinema Politica

If a Tree Falls, a film about the Earth Liberation Front, is the featured film for the spring seasoning ending of Cinema Politica. It will be shown at Medicine Hat Public Library on Monday, May 28 at 7.00 pm.

If a Tree Falls is the remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, an organization which the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat”. The film focuses on Daniel McGowan, his transformation and radicalization and is equally a coming of age tale and a cops and robbers thriller. The film asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism and the way we define terrorism.

This film won the Documentary Editing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and was a nominee for Best Documentary Feature at the 2012 Academy Awards.

Cinema Politica and Monday Night at the Movies/Friends of Medicine Hat Public Library are cosponsors of this free program.

For more information about the film, go to

For information about Cinema Politica, go to

For local information, contact Dave Bahnmiller at 403-529-2209 or

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