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MJC offers documentary film ‘If a Tree Falls’

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POSTED October 17, 2012 8:41 p.m.

MODESTO — The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project Fall Film & Lecture Series will offer a free showing of the film ‘If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front’ on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus. 

The film will be followed by a discussion.  Guest speakers will include Denny Jackman, board member of the Central Valley Farmland Trust and of the Farmland Working Group, and Brad Barker, Conservation Chair of the Yokuts Group of the Sierra Club.

 If a Tree Falls follows the case of an Earth Liberation Front member accused of crimes of domestic terror. The film suggests that the public may fail to hear certain messages environmental activists wish to spread, and it raises serious questions about the best ways for those groups to be heard.

 The presentation is free and open to the public. Campus parking passes are $1 and can be obtained at various ticket dispensers located in the student parking lots.

The MJC Fall Film and Lecture Series is designed to provide students and members of the community with the opportunity to engage in topics of social interest and relevance through the screening of thoughtful movies and by bringing speakers to the campus who have demonstrated knowledge on topics deemed to be of social significance.

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