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The Oil Machine: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

October 30, 2023 , 5:00 pm 6:30 pm EDT

Join us at 5 pm for a vegetarian reception in the The Social Room of the Healey Family Student Center on Monday, October 30th followed by the film screening (81 minutes) and a panel featuring Emma Davie, an award-winning filmmaker who also teaches documentary film at Edinburgh College of Art and Julia Cohen, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

This is an in-person event, held at: Georgetown University – The Social Room in the Healey Family Student Center Washington, DC 20057

RSVP for Tickets. Free with RSVP.

Synopsis of “The Oil Machine“: The Oil Machine explores our economic, historical and emotional entanglement with oil 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?

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, pension fund managers and 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.


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