TWO FILMS ABOUT SOLUTIONS AND ALTERNATIVES!

by kaiconfusion

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba‘s economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and 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 and 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. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is a project of The Community Solution, a non-profit organization that designs and teaches low-energy solutions to the current unsustainable, fossil fuel based, industrialized, and centralized way of living. Visit http://www.communitysolution.org for more information.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1721584909067928384

www.powerofcommunity.org/
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The Coconut Revolution

Bougainville, with a populations of only 160,000 has managed to close and keep closed one of the biggest mines in the world. They have held their ground for a decade with antique weapons and home-made guns. These people have taken on the biggest mining company in the word. They have come up with ingenious ways and ideas to live life sustainable and self-sufficient!

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