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The Power of Community
Date Wednesday September 27
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.net
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone510-393-5685
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: HOW CUBA SURVIVED PEAK OIL
Inspired by Jan Lundberg
Culture Change: http://www.culturechange.org

After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, Cubans underwent the loss of over half of their oil imports -- and survived. Cubans transformed their society from large farms or plantations and reliance on fossil-fuel-based pesticides and fertilizers to small organic farms and urban gardens. Cuba underwent a transition from a highly industrial society to a sustainable one. This new film gives hope to the developed world as it wakes up to the consequences of being hooked on oil and lifts American’s prejudice of Cuba by showing the Cuban people as they are. The filmmakers do this by having the Cuban 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 resources. Cuba is a living example of how a country can successfully traverse what we all will have to deal with sooner or later: the reduction and loss of finite fossil fuel resources.

Before and after the film, everyone’s invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 29th, 2006 8:51 PM
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