Screening of 'The Oil Machine' at the Glasgow Film Theatre

09nov8:15 pm10:15 pmScreening of 'The Oil Machine' at the Glasgow Film Theatrecan we break our addition to North Sea oil? OrganiserFilm & CampaignGlasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street Glasgow G3 6RB8:15 pm - 10:15 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeCultural, Arts & SocialThemeEnergy & Renewables,Governance & Just Transition

Event Details

The Oil Machine explores our economic, historical and emotional entanglement with fossil fuels by looking at the conflicting imperatives around North Sea oil. 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 Oil Machine brings together a wide range of voices from oil company executives, economists, young activists, pension fund managers and considers how this machine can be tamed, dismantled, or repurposed.

After the film, our panel will discuss the urgent need for decisive action within the next five years, with a special focus on the role of workers in the oil and gas industry both historically and today.

Speakers include:

  • Emma Davie, film’s director
  • Ewan Gibbs, a historian who has studied the role of energy workers
  • Neil Rothnie, an oil worker who became an activist



(Wednesday) 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm(GMT+00:00)