The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

53 Minutes / English~Spanish / 2006 / Directed by Faith Morgan

The film is a reflection of the peak oil scenario argued by oil industry experts and political activists.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.