Marshall Curry’s film documents one man's journey as he faces federal charges stemming from arson fires set by the Earth Liberation Front in the Pacific Northwest.
The film explores issues of environmental justice, the psychological cross-over from civil disobedience to outright destruction, evolving and debated definitions of "domestic terrorism" as well as questions of excessive force and pepper spray police brutality.
The film captures the personal drama of one man as he comes to terms with his increasingly radical past and stares down a possible life prison sentence. But the film also includes interviews with law enforcement officials who spent years prosecuting the case and seldom-seen archival footage (including of pepper spray police brutality).
Questions of "why" and "how" are asked throughout the documentary film. Good questions for anyone interested in peaceful yet purposeful social change in an age of increasingly manifest discontent.