Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil Presentation. by nadiacatkinhillman
September 8, 2008, 9:50 am
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This presentation is by the noted Cuban biologist and permaculturist ROBERTO
PEREZ who is featured in the film.

Tuesday September 16th – 7.30 p.m.
at the Cube cinema, 4 Princess Row, Kingsdown, Bristol, BS2 8NQ
£4/£3 Tickets on the door from 7pm or advance from The Better Food Company,
Sevier St, Bristol. Tel 0117 9351725

Director Faith Morgan
When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil, fertilizers and export trade market in
the early 1990s, the country faced virtual overnight economic collapse and
an immediate crisis – feeding the population. The story of the Cuban
people’s hardship, ingenuity and triumph over sudden adversity – through
cooperation, conservation and community – to create a low energy society is
inspirational. Cuba’s transition to organic agriculture and rapid
relocalisation based on decentralised health care and higher education,
bicycles and public transport, and community response to radical change is
both thought provoking and empowering.
Roberto Perez, who has recently completed a hugely popular speaking tour of
Australia and New Zealand is currently touring Britain and will provide a
rare opportunity to hear about the Cuban experience first hand. The film
will be followed by discussion of practical ways we can meet the challenges
of climate change and make the transition to a low energy society.


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