September, 2022

28sep7:00 pm8:30 pmBeyond the World of Oil - Edinburgh film screeningsJoin us for two short films and a discussion exploring the world of oil and what's beyond it.Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Organiser: Friends of the Earth Scotland Event Type:Climate Action,Cultural, Arts & SocialTheme:Climate Justice,Just Transition

Event Details

Join us for two short films exploring the world of oil and what’s beyond it from the perspective of those who work in it and those who live in a city shaped by it.

As the climate crisis intensifies, it becomes ever more urgent that we transition away from fossil fuels. A just transition requires frontline workers and communities to have a meaningful role in shaping what that looks like, but this is lacking from almost all current planning for the shift away from oil. These two documentaries are a small contribution to this conversation.

Offshore is an independent documentary that brings together varying perspectives on working in offshore oil and gas and renewable energy – and explores what the coming energy transition means for workers and communities around the UK North Sea.  Watch the trailer here.

The Future is Not F*cked is a documentary made in Aberdeen in late 2021, in which local performers start to answer the question ‘how do we let go of the world of oil and all it represents?’. Through an infusion of live performance, interviews and cityscape, this film attempts to tell some of those stories showing how oil seeps deep into the lives, aspirations and personal relationships of people living and working in Aberdeen and beyond.

The films will be followed by a short discussion.

Access info: 

The films are in English and are not being shown with subtitles.

The venue has 14 steps down to the room, a further 10 steps through the seating and onto the stage. Lift access is possible by request, please let us know in the sign up form if you need this. There is a hearing loop installed.

If you have any other access questions or needs please let us know in the sign up form or contact us on [email protected]

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Summerhall

1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Registration / Ticket Link

Register here

Organiser

Friends of the Earth Scotland"Scotland's leading environmental campaigning organisation, working for environmental & climate justice and campaigning for the planet and its people."0131 243 2700 Friends of the Earth Scotland, Thorn House, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

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