On Wednesday 30 November there will be a viewing of the film “Dirty Oil” (75 mins) which dramatically explores the battle between industry, government, local communities and environmentalists over the extraction of low grade oil from the Canadian tar sands.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion.


A film by Leslie Iwerks narrated by Neve Campbell “Dirty Oil” explores the dramatic battle between industry, government, local communities, and environmentalists over the development of the oil sands of Alberta, Canada. Deep behind-the-scenes into the strip-mined world of Alberta, Canada, where the vast and toxic Tar Sands deposit supplies the U.S. with the majority of its oil. http://dirtyoil.co.uk/

The world is addicted to oil. It’s time to do something about it and this film can give us an insight into the real world behind the oil industry. Birmingham Friends of the Earth is taking action on this issue with its Final Demand campaign to lessen our dependence on the big six energy companies and fossil fuels. If you want to help us, please go to the Friends of the Earth website and sign the petition.

If you are interested in this subject, then in November “The African Climate Conection” is reminding us all of the impacts of Climate Change while the international talks are happening in Durban: http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/african-climate-connection – you can get involved, build local connections in your area and show MPs the strength of local concern about climate change.

Friends of the Earth, Just Film and the Co-operative Society are hosting this event at the Member Relations Centre, BMI, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS. The evening starts at 6.30pm for 7.00pm and ends at 9.30pm. An ethical buffet will be served on the evening.

Please go along and support this event!