Event: The Power of community

“How Cuba survived peak oil in the 90’s”

Host: Awareness Films and Talks

Start Time:  June 23 at 7:00pm
End Time: June 23 at 10:00pm

Where: FStop Gallery, 5 Maynard Street, Gardens (map)

When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990’s, the country faced an immediate crisis – feeding the population – and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive organic farms and urban gardens, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one.

This film tells the story of the Cuban people’s hardship, ingenuity and triumph over sudden adversity – though cooperation, conversation and community, told in their own words. As the word faces peak oil Cuba provides a valuable example of how to successfully address the challenge of reducing our energy use. Documentary 53 mins

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