Time: June 30, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Media Education Foundation (MEF)
Street: 60 Masonic St
City/Town: Northampton, MA 01060
Website or Map: http://www.powerofcommunity.o…
Phone: (865)455-4278 mona or (413)582-6700 lundy
Event Type: movie, tn, meeting, &, discussion
Organized By: Transition Town Northampton
Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2010
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half -& food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships & struggles as well as the community & 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 & 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.