Spring 2023 Film Programme

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

Wednesday 8th March 2:30-5pm – Edinburgh College of Art – presented by Edinburgh Earth Initiative – free, book via Eventbrite.

Friday 10th March 6-8:30pm – Edinburgh University 50 George Square – presented by Mind Your Language about Climate Change – free, book via Eventbrite. (Facebook event page)

Friday 10th March 7:30-10pm – Broughton Village Hall, near Biggar – presented by Restorative Routes – free, drop-in (no need to book). (Facebook event page)

Monday 13th March 6:30-9:30pm – Bruntsfield Evangelical Church – presented by BANZAI – Bruntsfield Area Net Zero Action Initiative – free (donations welcome), book via Eventbrite. (Facebook event page)

Thursday 16th March 6-8:30pm – Edinburgh College Granton Campus – presented by Edinburgh Climate Coalitionbook via Eventbrite. (Facebook event page)

Friday 24th March 5-8pm – South Bridge Resource Centre – presented by Fridays for Future Edinburgh – free, book via FFF Facebook page or 07886 887923. (Facebook event page)

Friday 24th March 7-9:30pm – Out of the Blue Drill Hall – presented by Edinburgh Climate Coalition – free, book via Eventbrite. (Facebook event page)

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

More screenings to follow.