NorthEast L.A. Bikes! (www.nelabikes.com ) and L.A. Post Carbon ( www.lapostcarbon.org ) present a "Ride-In Theater" showing of: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
In this documentary, ordinary Cubans talk about the immediate hardships they faced when the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s, stopping all economic support. With the sudden loss of trade and over 50 percent of their oil imports, Cuba?s Gross Domestic Product dropped by more than one third, transportation halted and food became scarce - on average Cubans lost 20 pounds during the first 3 years of the economic crisis. Yet Cubans triumphed over adversity through local solutions. The film visits urban gardens and organic farms, explains the relationship between food and fossil fuels, and shows how a society can change from an industrialized, global focus to a local, community based one. It is a rare view into this island culture, using firsthand reporting that focuses on what Cuban?s have learned and can share about adapting to living with less.
Donations for 'The Tree People' will be requested (not required). Los Angeles and Pasadena Critical Mass participants are invited to ride to this event. Contact:email@example.com or Eric: 626-796-7325
Official Website: http://www.cicle.org/cicle_content/pivot/entry.php?id=631
Added by 93mm on May 23, 2006