In this festive season please find time to watch Emma Davie’s documentary film ‘The Oil Machine’. It’s very educational, covering the historical background as well as the environmental ramifications of oil drilling in the North Sea. It gives interviews with those from both sides of the issue, including environmental experts, executives of oil corporations as well as student activists. The film illustrates just how the black gold permeates every aspect of our lives.
You can read a review of the film (which is now in some cinemas) at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/nov/01/the-oil-machine-review-timely-documentary-details-our-dependence-on-black-gold and watch it at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m001gf42/the-oil-machine .
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