Justice Movie: The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Starts: Friday, January 26th 2018 at 7:00 pm
Ends: Friday, January 26th 2018 at 9:00 pm

Green Sanctuary in partnership with the  Permaculture Calgary Guild present “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” on Friday, January 26.

In the early 1990s, Cuba faced the dual dilemma of the Soviet Union’s collapse and the United States’ tightening of the trade embargo. What resulted was a deep recession dubbed the Special Period. With oil imports dropping by nearly two-thirds, Cuba, formerly the most industrialized country in Latin America, suffered deeply from the lack of pesticides, gas and other petroleum-based products, resulting in severe health, transportation and social problems. Through a series of interviews of local farmers, permaculturists and urban planners, the viewer gets a feel for the struggle the Cuban population went through to transform their country: this story is of the Cuban people’s intelligent, forward-thinking response to the crisis.

The crisis mimics what would happen in the event of a sudden oil shortage, serving as a valuable lesson on how to adapt to the impending end of the fossil fuel economy.

Doors open 6:30, Coffee and edibles 6:40, Film 7:00. Discussion to follow. Admission is free. Donations accepted to cover expenses. Bring a dessert or appetizer to share.

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