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FYI Free Film - The Power Of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Winner of 12 international film awards, this timely and powerful film awakens/reminds us that we have alternatives to continued dependence on fossil fuels as we witness everyday news reporting the danger of oil-filled train explosions, fracking and global warming.

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (2006)


NR; 53 Minutes

Show Time 6:30pm

Written & Directed By Faith Morgan

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Following the demise of Cuba’s sole supplier of oil, communities in Cuba pulled together, to find creative solutions to the problems of transportation, energy development, and adequate food supply. Cuba's highly mechanized industrial agricultural system, heavily dependent on oil based fertilizers and pesticides, was quickly transformed to one using organic gardening as city-dwellers planted urban gardens on every available plot.

This film is free and open to the public, as are the snacks and the convenient parking at the library’s Elk Street entrance.

This is an un-hosted FYI event. Let others know you're attending. Meet 15 minutes prior to show time, coordinating a meeting place with others on this event page.

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  • Roxanne

    Informative, inspiring documentary showing how much we all can learn from Cuban peoples strength, intelligence, ingenuity and activism in solving the life threatening problems created when oil becomes scarce in oil dependent culture. Great to meet and hear from the various Albany community activists in attendance.

    1 · June 26, 2014

  • Fredda P.

    Great movie and discussion.

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • anthony

    Sorry I'm too late to make it

    June 25, 2014

  • Pepe

    Dear Capital District Film Fans:
    Hope you can join us for this great environmental film on Cuba, winner of 12 International Awards. With global warming, fracking, oil-filled trains through our neighborhoods, it is a very timely film. Free admission.
    Our two most recent films had over 70 persons in attendance, so we expect a good turnout. The projector, large screen & sound system are excellent.
    After the film we look forward to a good discussion, sweetened by free brownies & cider.
    What: The Power of Community: How Cuba survived Peak Oil
    Winner of 12 International Awards
    When: Wed 6/25, 6:30PM
    Where: Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Av, free parking on back entrance (Elk St.)
    Hope you can join us.

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • KirstenZ

    Glad to see this event. would love to see more like it.
    Thanks for arranging it.

    2 · June 19, 2014

  • Pepe

    Looking forward to this film. We can meet right in the auditorium (doors open at 6:10pm, film 6:30. Free brownies, cider & green tea. There will be a table w books on Cuba & free articles & information.

    3 · June 13, 2014

    • Beth B.

      It does look interesting! Free goodies are always a good thing! :)

      June 13, 2014

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