Direct Action Cinema presents: Power of Community

Cuban power of community

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba experienced a major economic depression.

With imports of oil cut by more than one-half and food imports by 80 percent, people were desperate for food. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people.

Cubans share how they changed from highly mechanised agriculture to organic farming and urban gardens, and from an industrial country to a sustainable one.

The film opens with a short explanation of Peak Oil, the imminent crisis caused by the all-time peak in world oil production.

That Cuba faced and overcame this dual crises shows a possibility for the rest of the world, particularly with the current economic crisis paralysing markets worldwide.

Friday, April 3, 7pm

(cheap meal available from 6.30pm)

The Direct Action Center, 8 Gillingham St, Woolloongabba

For more information:

Phone: 3391 1903. Email:

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