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 oil?
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.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
Please enter through door on South Dorchester Avenue.
This event is co-sponsored by the Energy and Climate Club, the Energy Policy Institute At The University of Chicago (EPIC), and International House.