Tagged: environment

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.

December 2011: DIVE! Living off America’s Waste

On Sunday 4th December starting at 7.30pm, we’ll be screening DIVE! Living Off America’s Waste.  Inspired by the curiosity about the US’s careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the film follows Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of Los Angels’ supermarkets.

We will also be showing a collection of the latest independent citizen produced short films and pieces from around the web.

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).

Download and print a copy of December’s flyer to display in your window or at your place of work, study or play.

Upcoming films for the new year include:

  • 8th January 2012 – Tillsammens (trailer)
  • 5th February 2012 – V for Vendetta (not change from advertised film Catfish) (trailer)

For more details of the next films, download and print our January-February 2012 flyer.

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.