THE OIL MACHINE at Cube Microplex


Wednesday, 13 Dec 2023 at 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM


Cube Microplex
4 Princess Row Bristol
Bristol BS2 8NQ
United Kingdom
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How can we break our addition to oil? Join us for a screening of the 2022 film The Oil Machine for an inspiring screening and conversation on our energy future. 

The Oil Machine explores our economic, historical and emotional entanglement with fossil fuels by looking at the conflicting imperatives around North Sea oil & gas. This invisible machine at the core of our economy and society now faces an uncertain future as activists and investors demand change. Is this the end of oil?

The film brings together a wide range of voices from oil company executives, economists, young activists, oil workers, pension fund managers, and considers how this machine can be tamed, dismantled or repurposed. (Running time: 82 minutes)

This will be followed by a short panel discussion, hosted by the Stop Rosebank campaign. Rosebank is the North Sea's largest undeveloped oil field, which has been licensed by the UK government to the Norwegian-owned company Equinor, and Ithaca energy. But all is not lost - exploitation of a previous oil field, Cambo, was cancelled following a huge campaign. We stopped Cambo and we can stop Rosebank - come along to our panel after the film to find out how to get involved!

Panellists will be:

  • Elinor Scanlon (chair): a climate justice activist working for the Make Polluters Pay coalition.
  • Prof. Colin Davis: chair in cognitive psychology at the University of Bristol, whose research interests include the psychology of climate change.
  • Robin Boardman: co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and languages student.
  • Richard Baxter: an activist involved with Greenpeace UK, representing Bristol Airport Action Network, a group of volunteers who have come together to challenge the expansion of Bristol Airport.
  • Izzy Russell: the co-chair of Bristol Young Greens, representing the Green Party.

Tickets: £5 (full), £3 (concessions)


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