Marie Michael Library
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, the country faced two challenges - feeding the population and creating a low-energy society. This film tells the story of how Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive organic farms, and from an industrial society to a more sustainable one. This film explores the Cuban people's hardship and triumph over adversity through cooperation, conservation and community.