Activist Film Targets Fossil Fuel Firms

This is the home page image of the promotional website for the movie Disobedience. Courtesy: PF PicturesThis is the home page image of the promotional website for the movie Disobedience. Courtesy: PF Pictures

A new climate activist film promoting civil disobedience to help “defeat the fossil fuel industry” is being launched. Disobedience is a half hour documentary that is part of a growing campaign aimed at cultivating grass roots activity around the world in opposition to fossil fuels.

A new film from documentary maker Kelly Nyks promoting action targeted against fossil fuel companies has its premiere planned for today (April 29, 2016).

The movie, which is being pushed hard on social media, is part of the growing campaign to build a grass roots movement among left leaning and green activists for “resistance”  to the fossil fuel industry as part of the “fight” against climate change. PF Pictures, the film making company behind the movie, states that screenings are being planned “across the globe…to support ongoing organizing to defeat the fossil fuel industry”.

Director Nyks and his PF Pictures production company were behind last year’s anti Wall Street film Requiem For The American Dream and the 2014 “climate action” movie Disruption.

Climate activist Naomi Klein, author of the bestselling book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, is promoting the half-hour film through a short video: “The idea that there is some middle road that we continue on pretty much as is… That is not actually available to us,” she says in the trailer.

A worldwide launch of the film is planned for tomorrow (April 30, 2016) with, the producers claim, hundreds of self-organized watch-parties, screenings at independent cinemas, and an online promotion campaign aimed at securing hundreds of thousands of online views. The film is being screened at multiple venues across the world and will also be available for download, according to PF Pictures.

The promotion website for the documentary describes the movie as follows:

Disobedience is a new film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.

Screenings are being planned across the globe starting on April 30 to support ongoing organizing to defeat the fossil fuel industry.

Promotional flyers for movie screenings available for download from the movie website state:

What: Join us for a free screening of “Disobedience”, a new, fast-paced film on the courageous history of civil disobedience for the climate across the globe, and the future of the movement to defend our planet from fossil fuels and climate change.

The movie is about half an hour long, and after we watch it we’ll have a discussion about what we can all do together on this important issue.


Disobedience website, PF Pictures website and Naomi Klein’s trailer video.

1 Comment on "Activist Film Targets Fossil Fuel Firms"

  1. Weiman Seid | May 12, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Reply

    Hello. There are some inaccuracies. Can they be corrected?

    – the premiere was not ‘planned’, Disobedience world premiered at the DGA.
    – it is a Disobedient Productions film, not PF Pictures.
    – it is not 30 minutes, it is 42 minutes.
    – the claims of worldwide screenings are not from the producer’s or PF Pictures, Disobedience’s widespread distribution is being undertaken by the coalition of advocacy organizations.
    – Naomi Klein is not promoting the film through a short video nor does she appear in the film’s trailer, she appears in an excerpt from the film that was released in advance of the film’s release.
    – the reference to Requiem of the American Dream as ‘an anti Wall Street’ film is inaccurate, it is on the principles of concentration of wealth and power.
    – Disobedience doesn’t appear on the PF Pictures site.

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