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Tidal Cinema

Tidal Cinema is a film programme on extractivism, coastal communities, climate and environmental justice, part of Timespan’s research programme Coastal Commons: Beyond North Sea Extractivism.

Tidal Cinema aims to critically engage with the effects of extractivism on both local and global scales and to underscore the urgent need to reimagine our relationship to natural resources and energy production. The films are usually accompanied by a dialogical platform, fostering discussion, reflection and action on these vital issues.


  • May 20th:
    Screening of: “In Great Waters” (1974) by Laurence Henson, and The Bayview” (2021) by Daniel Cook. Followed by a discussion with The Bayview’s director Daniel Cook and Susie Seui, cross-cultural advisor, multi-linguist, and owner of the Bayview Hotel in Macduff.
  • May 27th:
    Screening of: “The Oil Machine” (2022) directed by Emma Davie.
    Followed by a discussion on energy transition with James Marriott, a key contributor to the film, co-author of “Crude Britannia” (Pluto Press, 2021), and member of Platform London.