Challenging money and power: fossil free short films
Want to learn a bit more about fossil fuels, climate change, and the campaign to go fossil free in Scotland?
We’ve pulled together this list of excellent short films you can watch right now:
Wake Up Freak Out
By Leo Murray, 12 minutes, 2008
A short animated film exploring climate change and why is climate action so urgent.
Raise a Paddle: Trailer
By 350.org, 2 minutes, 2017
Short clip about what happened when Pacific island activists visited the highly polluting tar sands in Canada.
By Alan Bisset and Adam Stafford, 10 minutes, 2009
A short film featuring a poem about the on-shore oil industry in Grangemouth, Scotland.
By ReelNews, 26 minutes, 2018
A short film about climate justice, green jobs, and Scotland’s transition away from fossil fuels.
Scotland bans fracking!
By Friends of Earth Scotland, 2 minutes, 2017
A short clip telling the story of what happened the day Scotland banned fracking.
Desmond Tutu on Climate Change
By Divest:Invest, 4 minutes, 2014
A short clip calling us to action on climate change with some ideas for action.
What is Fossil Free? Why Divest?
By 350.org, 2 minutes, 2015
A short animated clip that gives a neat introduction to fossil fuel divestment.
By MedAct, 13 minutes, 2016
A short film introducing what medical workers are doing to take action for climate justice.
The Office for Just Transition
Climate Action Scotland, 2 minutes, 2016
A short clip telling the story of a protest to shut down a North Sea oil lobbying group.
BP out of the Edinbugh International Festival
By BP or not BP, 2 minutes, 2015
A short clip about the succesful campaign to stop the Edinburgh International Festival accepting sponsorship from the oil company BP.
New York City is divesting!
By 350.org, 3 minutes, 2018
A short clip celebrating New York City’s divestment from fossil fuels and the annoncement that the City will sue big oil.
Walthamstow and Southwark are fossil free!
By Platform, 2 minutes, 2017
A short clip celebrating fossil fuel divestment victories in local councils in London.
Along with the feature ‘Divest! Have you Heard from Johannesburg?’ some of these films were shown at a film night organised by Divest Lothian and People & Planet Edinburgh called ‘Challenging Money & Power’.
Find out more about fossil fuel divestment on our website.
- This post was updated with new films added in February 2018.