It will be at the Pride fair trade shop, at 730pm, and the film will be "The Power Of Community" about how Cuba survived peak oil:
"The evening will start with an introduction to what Transition Earlsdon is about – how to empower the local community to move toward a low carbon, sustainable way of life. After the film there will be a discussion to explore how the Cuban experience is relevant to the Earlsdon community, and what Earlsdonians can do to bring about a more connected, healthy, fulfilling future."To book places, please contact:
"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% - people were desperate. This film tells the hardship and struggles as well as the resilience and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they have 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 during 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 reaches its all-time peak and starts 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."
Jo Rathbone 02476 678735, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ervin Menyhart 07850 045799, email@example.com
More info: Transition Coventry website