Case Study

Disobedience spearheads Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions in 2016

Disobedience is a 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 were planned across the globe throughout April-May of 2016 to support ongoing organizing to defeat the fossil fuel industry.

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Released in partnership with and Break Free, the film documented the groundwork that led to 20 escalated actions involving 30,000+ participants on six continents.

Major Fossil Fuel Projects Disrupted:

Newcastle Coal Port. Australia – The world’s largest coal port. 

Vattenfall Welzow-Sued coal mine +Schwarze Pumpe coal power station. Germany – One of the largest sources of CO2 emissions in Europe. 

Pecém coal power plant. Brazil – One of the largest coal power plants in Brazil.

Ffos-y-Fran coal mine. Wales, UK – The largest open-cast coal mine in the United Kingdom.

Aliağa coal ash disposal site. Izmir, Turkey – Waste site for four power plants in one of the most polluted areas in the region.

March Point oil refinery. Washington, USA – The largest unmitigated source of CO2 in the northwest United States.