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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

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Director  Faith Morgan
Producer  Tom Blessing IV
Country  United States of America
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Genre  Documentary
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Language  English
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Release date  14 May 2006 (2006-05-14)
Writer  Faith Morgan, Eugene Pat Murphy, Megan Quinn
Screenplay  Faith Morgan, Megan Quinn, Eugene Pat Murphy
Cast  Richard Heinberg, Matthew Simmons, Megan Quinn, Eugene Pat Murphy, Miguel Coyula
Similar movies  OilCrash (2006), The End of Suburbia (2004), Escape from Suburbia (2007), Waiting for Fidel (1974), Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is an American documentary film that explores the Special Period in Peacetime and its aftermath; the economic collapse and eventual recovery of Cuba following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Following the dramatic steps taken by both the Cuban government and citizens, its major themes include urban agriculture, energy dependence, and sustainability. The film was directed by Faith Morgan, and was released in 2006 by The Community Solution.

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Overview

The film is a reflection of the peak oil scenario argued by oil industry experts and political activists, including Matthew Simmons and James Howard Kunstler. The Cuban economy, heavily dependent on economic aid from the Soviet Union, suffered tremendously following the end of the Cold War. The nation lost half of its oil imports, and 85 percent of its international trade economy. Director Faith Morgan, together with the non-profit group The Community Solution, seeks to educate audiences about peak oil and the impact it will have on transportation, agriculture, medicine, and other industries.

History of the film

The idea for a film based on the Cuban recovery first arose in August 2003 when Morgan traveled to Cuba as part of the Global Exchange program. Amazed by stories of survival during The Special Period, she learned that the Cuban economic crisis was survived with a fundamental shift in the country's economic policies, rather than with new energy sources. Morgan began securing funds for the film in 2004 with help from Community Services, Inc. and began filming in the fall of the same year.

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil IMDb The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil themoviedb.org


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