The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil Cuba rebuilt its quality of life following the collapse of cheap oil, supplied by the former Soviet Union. This film shows how communities pulled together, created solutions, and ultimately thrived in spite of their decreased dependence on imported energy.

In 1990, Cuba’s economy went into a tailspin with the collapse of the Soviet Union. All oil imports when cut by more than half, and food by 80%, the Cuban 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.

The story is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which Cuban’s call “The Special Period.” The documentary 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 is the only country in the world that has faced such a crisis, with the massive reduction of fossil fuels is just an example of options and hope.

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