Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
Produced by Community Solutions, directed by Faith Morgan.
53 minutes, 2006.
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.
Power of Community tells the story of the Cuban people’s hardship, ingenuity, and triumph over sudden adversity through cooperation, conservation, and community.
Hailed as a glimpse into the future of peak oil for all of us, Power of Community goes a long way to turning our anticipation of the future from fear to hope. Along the way, we get a compassionate and lively look at Cuban culture.
Shot beautifully to give you the sense that you are there experiencing the Power of Community. The interviews are genuine and forward looking — they are very real about the problems and challenges we face, without being brutal or excessively alarmist.
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The publisher of Power of Community states that this DVD is “region free” and can be played on nearly any DVD player–thousands have been shipped to countries outside North America.