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 2011: Whatever happened to the anti-globalisation movement?

Whatever happened to the anti-globalisation movement? Did it vanish in the aftermath of 9-11 neo-con anti-terror policy? Was it swallowed up by the climate change movement? Or is it live and well in a myriad of different actions and groups battling against corporate dominance of our planet and people?

This evening well be showing the classic Guerrilavision films Big Rattle in Seattle, Capital’s Ill and Crowd Bites Wolf, covering the mass protests that disrupted the global conferences of the WTO in Seattle in September 2009 and the IMF and World Bank in Washington and Prague the following year. Lots of chaos and disruption, lots of great and at times very funny coverage, lots of flying objects, lots of cops getting heavily tooled up, and the ritual smashing up of your favourite fast-food restaurant to boot… if this doesn’t get you out on the streets….

The showing will be followed by a debate and reflexion on where the movement is today and whether we can learn from the approach? Have we moved on or have we lost direction?