FILMSCREENING; “CUBA, THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
Screened by Manorhamilton Transition Project in partnership with the Leitrim Sculpture Centre.
Produced by Community Solutions; Directed by Faith Morgan
53 minutes. Region-free.
Subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Taiwanese-Mandarin.
When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, the country faced an immediate crisis – feeding the population – and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. This film tells the story of the Cuban people's hardship, ingenuity, and triumph over sudden adversity – through cooperation, conservation, and community.
“A very interesting view on community sustainability, renewing the old ways of life and realizing the potential they have in the present and future way of living – in a resilient co-sustainable community.” Mitch Dunne, Manorhamilton Transition Project
"Everyone concerned about Peak Oil should see this film." Richard Heinberg.