December 2012: Be prepared! The G8 is coming to town (again).

Sunday 2nd December 2012

The G8 will be coming to town, well the country again, next year.  We thought we’d show a retrospective of short films from previous G8 summits  and other past mass mobilisations, to help people prepare for what may be coming to our shores next year.

Covering three notorious previous G8 summits, Genoa 2001, Gleneagles 2005 and Germany 2007, the films are brought to you by a number of well respected video activist groups including Camcorder Guerillas, Reel News, Indymedia, Undercurrents and Beyond TV.

We’ll show a round up of the latest films from the streets from around the World up until the main screening starts, and discuss and debate some of the topics raised during the evening before adjourning for an ale at a local public house.

Doors 7pm . Main films start 7.30pm . 10pm Close

Recommended donation £3 / £2 concessions / whatever you can afford.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Cowley Rd, OX4 1DD

Want to help promote the night?  Stop G8 December 2012 Flyer?

October 2012: Gasland

Returning for our new 2012/13 season, we bring you…

Gasland: A film by Josh Fox

Sunday 7th October, 7-10pm OARC, East Oxford Community Centre £5/£3 recommended donation

“The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination…..

Doors open at 7PM and as usual we’ll be showing a selection of media activist and citizen journalist produced film shorts until 7.30pm.

Gasland showing starts at 7.30PM sharp after which we shall table a discussion on the various themes raised in the film.

Evening finishes at 10PM, at which juncture we may ajourn to a local ale house for continued discussion and refreshment.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD

Donations £5, £3 concessions, but nobody refused for lack of money.

Do please help us to promote the monthly screenings, download the poster for the Gasland screening, print it out and display a copy of it in your window, your place of study, your favourite café, your work, or anywhere you can.

May 2012: Taking on Tarmageddon

6th May 2012 7-10pm East Oxford Community Centre £5/£3 + bar

Following October 2011’s screening of H2Oil, we’re pleased to be holding a screening and debate of the brand-new Taking on Tarmageddon produced by local independent film outfit Campbell Road Productions in partnership with Artists Project Earth, People & Planet, Film Oxford and New Internationlist.

Producing 3-5 times the carbon emissions associated with crude oil production, the largest industrial operation on Earth, the Athabasca Oil Sands is, according to UK Student campaigning group People & Planet, almost singlehandedly putting humanity on a collision course with runaway climate change – the point where damage becomes irreversible. Beyond this, the industry is killing wildlife, destroying boreal forest and increasing cancer rates in the indigenous communities who have always lived in the area.

We shall have guests from People & Planet and the UK Tar Sands Network who were involved in the making of the film as well as the film makers to talk about the film, the tar sands and their experiences.

Please note, this is a bigger event than normal and will be held downstairs at the community centre, where there is a bar ;)

Also the recommended donation for this event is £5 (this event only), £3 for students and those with on income support or the dole, and of course, if you’re totally skint, whatever you can afford.

Evening starts at 7PM and finishes at 10PM.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD

Help us promote the night: download the flyer/poster and display it in you place of work or play or hand out to your friends.

May 5 is International Stop the Tar Sands Day.  Check Oxford Indymedia for details of a local action near you, or Be The Media for UK news and updates.

October 2011: H2Oil

On Sunday 2nd October starting at 7.30pm, in association with the UK Tar Sands Network, we present the documentary film H2Oil

Welcome to the largest industrial site in human history. Covering an area larger than England, Canada’s tar sands mean the country is second only to Saudi Arabia in oil deposits.

As Canada rushes towards a largescale extraction, the social, ecological and human impacts are hitting a crisis point. In only a few short years the continent will be a crisscross of pipelines, reaching from the Arctic all the way to the southern US, leaving toxic water basins the size of Lake Ontario, and surface-mines as large as Florida.

With hope and courage H2Oil tells the story of one of the most significant, and destructive projects of our time.

We will be pleased to have Emily Coats from the UK Tar Sands Network to come and present H2Oil and host a discussion on this most destructive of projects.  Emily Coats works as a campaign assistant with the UK Tar Sands Network. Emily’s most recent project was the innovative ‘BP White Swan’, an interventionist piece of classical ballet based on Swan Lake, which interrupted a BP-sponsored event to challenge the company’s involvement in the tar sands.

Doors open at 7pm, film starts promptly at 7.30pm followed by discussion.  The evening ends at just before 10pm, where we may ajourn to a local ale house for continued discussion and refreshment.

OARC, East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD

Donations £3 (nobody refused for lack of money).

Please help promote this film by downloading the poster and displaying it wherever you can.