“Produced by Sonja Henrici and directed by Emma Davie, it is billed as an exploration of whether the era of an “invisible machine powering the UK for decades” is over in the face of predictions about the impact of climate change and demands an urgent shift away from reliance on oil and gas.”
“This 1×60 film draws on voices of young activists, oil company executives, economists and pension fund managers to explore the vital questions that affect all our lives. This documentary looks at how the drama of global climate action is playing out in the fight over North Sea oil. It reveals the invisible infrastructure of oil from the offshore rigs and the buried pipelines to its flow through the stock markets of London and explores the complexity of the challenge as the North Sea industry struggles to meet the need to cut carbon emissions whilst oil workers see their livelihoods under threat and investors seek to protect their assets. Meanwhile a younger generation of climate activists are motivated by the signs of impending chaos, and the very real threat of global sea level rises. Black Black Oil explores the complexities of transitioning away from oil and gas as a society and considers how quickly can we do it?”
This film was made during the pandemic at my edit suite in Scotland.During the GOP26 it was aired the first time on the BBC.
In such difficult times it is crucial to ask questions and not only that:everyone is asked to make a contribution like changing the habbit of eating for examle to reduce the carbon foot print.
If just 10% of animal products were replaced by plant-based alternatives globally by 2030 it’s estimated this would save CO₂ emissions equivalent to 2.7 billion trees, and an area of land bigger than Germany². Nobody can save the planet on their own – national and international action is needed
slow and reverse climate and environmental breakdown – but by making this personal commitment to reduce the impact of your diet.