Monday November 27th (18:30-late)
The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, Box Office 01792 463980
Entry £4 / £3 concession / £1.50 for low carbon transport (pay on door)
Ticket includes free entry into the Beyond TV Party (Friday before 21:00)
Our dependence on oil looks more of a liability with every report of climate change or conflict in oil producing states. The global transport, electricity, plastics, agriculture, concrete and pharmaceuticals industries were built on cheap, secure supplies of oil. Do climate change and peak oil signal the beginning of the end of the oil age? How best can we adapt to a low carbon future? Beyond Oil lifts the lid on our oil dependence and invites you to peer into the bottom of the barrel.
The films explore the depths to which companies like Shell, Esso and BP go for our oil. From Cuba to Venezuela, Nigeria to Ireland, some of the world's wealthiest corporations keep us supplied with our fix of oil from low income countries, but the trade is clearly neither fair or sustainable. The Beyond Oil screenings show the practical, ethical and social limits to fossil fuels, tell real stories from people fighting to survive the worst excesses of big oil corporations, and draw inspiration from those already living beyond oil.
Beyond Oil details: http://www.planb.org/events/beyondoil
The Plan B campaign highlights the massive amounts of development aid spent on oil companies. Money aimed at alleviating poverty is making climate change worse. It's time to shift our support to clean, decentralised, renewable energy which can both improve and save lives for millions in the majority world.
Beyond Oil is part of a week of events hosted by Undercurrents Beyond TV international video festival - 26th Nov - 2nd December