Forest for the Trees, The

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Bernadine Mellis, Director
2006 | 57 min

When, in 1990, the car of Earth First! leader Judi Bari was bombed and she was swiftly arrested on suspicions of being a terrorist, environmentalist activists suspected a government conspiracy to discredit Bari and her organization. Bari sued the FBI, and in 2002 - five years after her untimely death - the case came to court. Documentary filmmaker Bernadine Mellis presents an intimate and inspiring account of the preparation and trial, in which Bari was represented by veteran civil rights lawyer Dennis Cunningham, who is also Mellis's father.