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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
Date Thursday May 18
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
All events at New College North Bay
99 6th St., Santa Rosa (6th and Wilson in Rail Road Square)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorDavid Baker
Thursday, May 18, 7:30 pm. HopeDance Films presents the recently released......"The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil." A group of peak oil enthusiasts from Ohio travel with film director, Greg Green (The End of Suburbia), to learn first hand how Cubans survived their tragedy of being cut off from Soviet oil. Since they couldn't fuel their aging cars, they walked, biked, rode buses, and carpooled... as well as learned quickly how to grow food to survive. This film is to give hope to the developed world as it wakes up to the consequences of being addicted to oil, and to lift American's prejudice of Cuba by showing the Cuban people as they are. The filmmakers do this by having the people tell their story on film. It's a story of their dedication to independence and triumph over adversity, and a story of cooperation and hope. Several Cubans expressed the belief that living on an island, with its natural boundaries, breeds awareness that there are limits to natural resourses. Internationally known expert on Peak Oil, author of The Party's Over and Power Down and core faculty member of New College, Richard Heinberg will answer questions after the film. Go to to learn of the HopeDance Film series at New College. $5 Donation
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 10th, 2006 1:38 PM

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