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Screening of "The Power of Community"
Date Saturday April 12
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorBFUU Social Justice Ctee
Saturday, April 12, 7pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St. (at Bonita)
Screening of "THE POWER OF COMMUNITY"
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.
Discussion follows. Donations (sliding scale) appreciated for the ongoing work of peace and justice.
Wheel chair accessible
http://www.bfuu.org
510-540-1975 or 510-528-5403.
Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 17th, 2008 8:27 PM

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