By Fiona Green
Environmental group Transistion Fitzrovia will be meeting again on Thursday 23 September and will be showing the film The Power of Community: how Cuba survived peak oil.
Transition Fitzrovia invites you to join us for a special evening of Networking, information, discussion and refreshments – make the date, & bring a friend!
Date: Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 6-8pm
Location: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
20 Tottenham Street
Transition Fitzrovia is pleased to be showing a very special and powerful film:
The Power of Community: 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. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of The Community Solution, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living.
Film length = 53mins Plus 4 extras at the end (after the credits) Student Agriculture, Eco Village, Rural Solar Power & Architecture (less than 2mins each)
Bring refreshments to share and bring a friend!
Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors open & welcome
6:20 Film Screening
7:20 Discussion / How to Get Involved
A very special thanks to: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios for admirably providing the meeting facilities, and to Transition Kentish Town for providing a copy of the film.