Marie Michael Library

Title

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Length

53 min.

File No

305

Format

DVD

Description

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.

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