Film Night 15th November

Time for another film – again at the Tobacco Factory, in the Green Room at 7.30pm.

We are showing The Power of Community: How Cuba survived Peak Oil.

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 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 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. More…

There’ll be a chance to discuss the film afterwards if you wish. We also have a copy of the related book.
To make sure we know you’re coming, book at http://begfilm2.eventbrite.co.uk. It’s ok to just turn up on the night too though.
Upcoming Events – BEG Calendar

11/7/17 Dr Neil Williams and Katie Aartse-Tuyne: ‘Sustainable Transport and Behaviour Change’
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18/7/17 Ed Romaine: ‘Energy Projects and the Planning System’
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For further info visit our Talks page, our Facebook page, or search on Eventbrite
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From mid July we will be taking a break from the talks, during the Summer holidays. Please ensure to check back onto our page in early September to keep up to date with the next planned talks