Potluck and Screening of "The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"

The Hudson-Mohawk Community Renewable Energy (CoRE) Project Presents

"The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"

Monday, 11/13/2006 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media at 3361 6th Ave., Troy

Potluck Supper at 5:30pm.; Presentation at 7:00pm.

This documentary became an inspiration to Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy when they took a trip to Cuba through Global Exchange in August, 2003. That year Pat had begun studying and speaking about worldwide peak oil production. When they learned that Cuba underwent the loss of over half of its oil imports and survived, after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990, the couple wanted to see for themselves how Cuba had done this. They found what Cubans call "The Special Period" astounding and Cuban's responses very moving.

During their first trip to Cuba, in the summer of 2003, they traveled from Havana to Trinidad and through several other towns on their way back to Havana. Faith found herself wanting to document on film Cuba's successes so that what they had done wouldn't be lost. Both of them wanted to learn more about Cuba's transition from large farms or plantations and reliance on fossil-fuel-based pesticides and fertilizers, to small organic farms and urban gardens. Cuba was undergoing a transition from a highly industrial society to a sustainable one.

Directions to Sanctuary for Independent Media:

By any route you like, get onto River Street heading North from
downtown Troy. From the Route 7 overpass proceed 1 mile to 101st
Street (St. Basil's Church will be on your left and Kennedy's Fried
Chicken will be on your right). Turn right, go 1 block to a traffic
light, turn right again. The Sanctuary, an old wooden church, is the
fourth building on your right. There should be more than adequate
street parking.

Event title:
Potluck and Screening of "The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil"
Start:
2006-11-13 17:30 (Calendar)
End:
2006-11-13 21:30
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