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2016 Winter Film Series - The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 05:00 PM

The winter is a great time to watch documentaries about food and sustainable agriculture! The Viroqua Food Co-op is excited to host our annual Winter Documentary Film series. The screenings are FREE for all and are hosted at The Ark (address below) on the third Thursday of the Month  through March 2016. We hope you can join us! Read more about the next film we are screening below.

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Thursday, February 18, 6:30-8:30pm

The Ark (401 E Jefferson St, Viroqua)

Length of Film: 53 minutes

Description: 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 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.” Learn more:



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