Thursday, July 20, 2006

Film Screening "Power of Community"

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived its Peak Oil

Film Archive, entrance off Guzhnee St near intersection with Taranaki St.
7pm Friday 18th and Saturday 19th August, Prices $8/$6,
Ticket sales at door preceding show.
Discussion following film - contact:

An excellent new film has been produced by The Community Solution (53 min) addressing the response to Peak Oil. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba experienced a major economic depression. With imports of oil cut by more than one-half, and food imports by 80
percent, people were desperate for food. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community spirit and creativity of the Cuban people. They moved from highly mechanized agriculture to using organic farming and urban gardens, transforming themselves from an industrial country to a sustainable one. The film opens with a short explanation of Peak Oil, the imminent crisis caused by the all-time peak in world oil production. That Cuba faced and overcame just such a crisis shows the possibilities for the rest of the world.


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