A-Cafe on Sunday, 9.6. 2019 – Film “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the
Earth Liberation Front“
The documentary tells the story of the Earth Liberation Front movement
in the US by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of
its members, Daniel McGowan.
Since 1996 the ELF – operating in separate anonymous cells without any
central leadership – has launched arsons and other actions of sabotage
against dozens of businesses they accused of destroying the environment.
In that time, the Earth Liberation Front was called America’s “number
one domestic terrorism threat” and investigations were started. Nine
years later, Daniel McGowan and five other ELF activists were arrested
and facing serious prison charges.
The film shows a chronicle of McGowans activities with ELF and the
repression towards him and other environmental activists.
IF A TREE FALLS asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism,
repression and the way “terrorism“ is defined.
After the film, there will be time for discussion about the topics of
the film and about local environmental activism and repression.
(“If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front“ 2011, English,
When? Open and cooking together from 17:00
Start of Film-screening: 19:00
Where? W23, Wipplingerstraße 23, 1010 Vienna
(half-way down the stairs and unfortunately not barrier-free)
The idea behind the anarchist café is that we want to enable a nice
gathering and a vivid exchange of people who are interested in anarchism
and anti-authoritarian thinking. An appreciative and considerate
interaction is important for us! There will be beverages and food. It
would be nice if you also bring something (vegan or dumpster-vegetarian
We are looking forward to seeing you!
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