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20 November 2014

Black Gold on the Silver Screen Film Night

Rare films from the 1930s and 1950s - including what is believed to be the earliest surviving professional colour film made in Scotland - were screened at the second Capturing the Energy film night held at the Belmont Cinema

Clips from a selection of films from the Scottish Screen Archive were shown at the event, which was attended by representatives from across the industry and the Lord Provost of Aberdeen. The screening was introduced by Eric Crockart, journalist and broadcaster.

By showing the Aberdeen before the discovery of ‘black gold’ alongside films from the 1970s as the industry established itself in Scotland, the films reinforce the importance of Capturing the Energy’s work by showing the significant impact the oil and gas industry has had on the economy, infrastructure and communities across Scotland but particularly in Aberdeen.

This is the second film night held to promote the project’s work, following on from a successful event in 2010.

Eric Crockart, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen and the Capturing the Energy Steering Group at the film nightAttendees at the Black Gold on the Silver Screen event


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