Unlike most films about peak oil, this one is mostly about solutions.
It's about the Cuban response to their own
oil crisis, which happened in the early 90s when the Soviet Union collapsed and Cuba lost most of its oil supply. This is a particularly excellent film to show to people who
may be put off or frightened by the usual kind of peak oil material
that explains the problem well, but does not offer much in the
way of possible solutions.
Everyone who is concerned about Peak Oil needs to see this
film. Cuba survived an energy famine during the 1990s, and how it
constitutes one of the most important and hopeful stories of the
past few decades. It is a story not just of individual achievement,
but of the collective mobilization of an entire society to meet an
enormous challenge. Lest the point be missed, I will underscore it:
this particular challenge – the problem of energy scarcity
is one we will all be facing very soon. Richard Heinberg,
review taken from www.thecommunitysolution.org..
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil is shown here as an embedded YouTube video in four parts of about 15 minutes each.
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil on DVD