Film: The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Join us on Tuesday 3rd July at 7pm for our weekly Film Screening and Social upstairs at The Bull for an inspirational film about how Cuba survived Peak Oil.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, 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.

Transition Highgate Film Screening and Social
Film: The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
Tuesday 3rd July, 7pm @ The Bull, Highgate
13 North Hill, London N6 4AB

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