Join Friends of the Earth and friends for a movie screening and discussion.
We know that in the struggle to create a more environmentally and socially just world, we will need the power of community. This one hour documentary shows how Cuba survived the crisis of losing access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, and how they dealt with feeding the population, as well as the ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. This film tells the story of the Cuban people's hardship, ingenuity, and triumph over sudden adversity – through cooperation, conservation, and community.
In our local context we can learn a lot from this struggle. We know that while renewable energy is being built at increasing speed, the world is still seeing increasing fossil fuel use, increased mining and environmental destruction, increased logging, and so much more. Thinking about how to create a low energy society is a huge part of the puzzle to remedy these increasing crises.
Following the movie there will be a discussion about how the documentary relates to our current context, and what that means for production and consumption, economic growth and extractivism.
Food will be there to share, but please bring a plate to share!
Documentary and discussion will be held upstairs which is up a big flight of stairs. If this is an issue for you then please get in touch and we will arrange to have it downstairs.
Presented as a part of FoE's WINTER SERIES of forums and events.