Tuesday, 3 July 2012

The Power of Community

"Power Of Community" Film Screening

When: Wednesday 25th July

Where: Ironbark Room, Narellan Library, Cnr Elyard and Queen St, Narellan.

Time: 6.30pm - 8pm

RSVP: ASAP to secure spots, seats limited

Contact: Steve re screening on 46455022 to reserve spots

Entry: Gold Coin Donation

Light refreshments will be served

So you ask what is the "Power of Community" about !: in a nutshell - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

In 1990 when the Soviet Union fell Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period." The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope.

For more information on the Documentary itself click here

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