UF Film Club - The Power of Community
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half - and food by 80 percent - 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. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture duri
ng this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period." The film 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, the only country that has faced such a crisis - the massive reduction of fossil fuels - is an example of options and hope.
After the movie, we will be visited by Emil Sanchez. He is a Cuban activist living in exile in Sweden. He is the editor of the websitewww.cubanosdeapie.com . Emil lived in Cuba during the 1990s and he will speak about his experiences and how Cuban society was transformed during this period.
Free for everyone!
Presented in co-operation with Cinema Politica
Göteborg, Sprängkullsgatan 25
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