FREE FILM SHOWING OF THE OIL MACHINE
Sunday 20th November at 3pm
The Oil Machine, a film produced by Emma Davie for BBC Scotland, explores our complex relationship with the oil industry, set against the backdrop of the ongoing fight for North Sea reserves.
From the discovery of huge oil fields off the coast of Scotland to their mass privatisation during the Thatcher era, The Oil Machine highlights how oil became the invisible engine driving UK economic and public policy. In the wake of COP26 in Glasgow, the timing of this film’s release is a spotlight on the urgent demand for climate action as public anxiety and the pressure on both oil companies and the government continue to mount. Bringing together a wide range of voices, from industry executives and economists to young activists, this documentary presents a thought-provoking investigation into how this insidious oil machine might be dismantled.
If you have been grappling with the fossil fuel crisis, concerns about the speed of transition to renewable energy and tackling the climate emergency this film is a ‘must watch’. It is suitable for children over 12. Please book early to avoid disappointment.