Published Jun 03, 2011Winnipeg, MB-based political punks Propagandhi always attract unique media attention for their outspoken political and social causes. After recently ruffling the feathers of some Australian white nationalists, the group are now set to make a cameo in a documentary about controversial activist collective the Earth Liberation Front.
The film is called If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, and according to the Propaghandi website, the band make a "brief (and somewhat incidental)" appearance in the film. While that's all we know about their involvement, they also shared the film's synopsis, which can be read below:
On December 7th, 2005, federal agents conducted a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front -- an organization the FBI has called America's "number one domestic terrorism threat." If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front is the remarkable story of the group's rise and fall, told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, the film interweaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF. Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews -- with cell members and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them -- If a Tree Falls asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.
If a Tree Falls will hit cinemas on June 22. The trailer for the film can be viewed below.