The Edinburgh Climate Coalition is collaborating with local community groups to present neighbourhood screenings of two films that examine our addiction to fossil fuels, and how we move beyond it to a sustainable future.
The films showcase a broad range of viewpoints, from industrialist to politician to activist, and are sure to provoke debate. After each screening there will be opportunity for discussion, where possible with a panel on hand to provide extra insight.
Scroll down to watch the trailers and see details of screenings arranged so far. If you can’t find one near you please check back later as there are a number of events still being finalised – or stay updated by joining us on our mailing list or social media.
The Oil Machine
“We live in an oil machine and we are running out of time.”
“The Oil Machine explores our economic, historical and emotional entanglement with fossil fuels by looking at the conflicting imperatives around North Sea oil and 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?”
Read more on the Oil Machine website.
Screenings of The Oil Machine
Friday 14th April 6-8:30pm – The Ripple Project 198 Restalrig Rd South – free (soup & roll £2, popcorn £1), to book email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Facebook post)
More screenings to follow.
Scotland: Our Climate Journey
“The time to act is now. Will we wake up to the realities of climate change before it’s too late?”
“As the film uncovers the journey of policy, industries, communities, farmers, and scientists, we’ll learn that through enacting solutions, technological innovation, an engaged core of NGO and youth activism, and the will for a fair and just transition into greener and more sustainable practices, Scotland already possesses the tools and expertise needed to fight this crisis.”
Read more on the Scotland: Our Climate Journey website.
Screenings of Scotland: Our Climate Journey
Thursday 13th April 8-9:30pm – STREAMING ONLINE VIA ZOOM – presented by Edinburgh Climate Coalition – free, register to receive a link to join. (Facebook event) – all welcome, but you are particularly encouraged to come along if you might be interested in organising your own community screening of this film.
Wednesday 19th April 5-8pm – Bridgend Farmhouse 41 Old Dalkeith Rd – donation (includes Community Meal followed by film at 5:30pm), book via Eventbrite. (Facebook post)
Saturday 22nd April 2-4:00pm – Blackhall Library 56 Hillhouse Rd – film 2pm, refreshments and discussion from 3:30 – free, no need to book (Facebook post)
More screenings to follow.