We are proud to announce that Oxford Geography Society and Oxford Climate Justice Campaign will be co-hosting a film screening ‘Where do you draw the line?’, produced by Wordsmith Productions. The documentary investigates the oil extraction activities in the Amazon, telling the story from the perspective of indigenous activists, policy makers and academics, among others (more information about the documentary can be found on Wordsmith Productions’s website: http://www.wordsmithproductions.co.uk/).
We are also planning to have a discussion after the film screening on some key ideas in the documentary. Several themes that we have noticed include the use of film for conveying political statements; the effects of oil extraction activities on local health, lives and ecosystem; indigenous resistance including international court cases against oil companies; the connection between the local and the global, as they stress the idea that the Amazon is the ‘lungs of the world’; and the role of the government and international investment.
The event is free, and will take place on Monday, 12th June (Week 8) from 4 – 6pm in the School of Geography and the Environment (Beckit Room); the documentary itself is an hour long, and we’re hoping for the discussion afterwards to be 30-45 minutes long.
***UPDATE: The venue of the event will be the Beckit Room on the first floor of the School of Geography and the Environment.