THE OIL MACHINE at Mammoth Cinema

When

Thursday, 27 Jul 2023 at 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Where

Mammoth Cinema
25 Broad Street
Nottingham NG13AP
United Kingdom
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Oil has been an invisible machine at the core of our economy and society. It now faces an uncertain future as activists and investors demand change. Is this the end of oil?!

By highlighting the complexities of how oil is embedded in our society – from high finance to cheap consumer goods – THE OIL MACHINE brings together a wide range of voices from oil company executives, economists, young activists, workers, scientists, and pension fund managers. It considers how this machine can be tamed, dismantled, or repurposed.

We have five to ten years to control our oil addiction, and yet the licensing of new oil fields continues in direct contradiction with the Paris Climate Agreement. This documentary looks at how the drama of global climate action is playing out in the fight over North Sea oil.

Oil companies are convinced that they can continue to keep drilling while keeping to Net Zero ambitions through adopting new technologies, such as carbon capture. But climate scientists are deeply sceptical of the Net Zero concept and the time it would take for these technologies to be effective.

The film reveals the hidden infrastructure of oil from the offshore rigs and the buried pipelines to its flow through the stock markets of London. As the North Sea industry struggles to meet the need to cut carbon emissions, oil workers see their livelihoods under threat, and investors seek to protect their assets. Meanwhile a younger generation of climate activists are catalysed by the signs of impending chaos, and the very real threat of global sea level rises. THE OIL MACHINE explores the complexities of transitioning away from oil and gas as a society and considers how quickly we can do it.

 

Coming up...

Festival del cine Venezolano, VE

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2024 at 7:00 PM
Cinex Costazul in Pampatar, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of (on Google Maps)


Screening of THE OIL MACHINE at the Festival del cine Venezolano, on Margarita Island, Venezuela.

For further information see here.

Sleaford Climate Action Network

Friday, 21 Jun 2024 at 7:15 PM
Sleaford Masonic Centre in Sleaford, United Kingdom (on Google Maps)


Can we break our addiction? A screening of the award winning documentary THE OIL MACHINE followed by a discussion of the subject matter.