Join us for a screening and small discussion with the director of “The Oil Machine” Emma Davie.

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 the UK economy
and society now faces an uncertain future as activists and investors demand change. Is this the end of

By highlighting the complexities of how oil is embedded in 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.