The Orion Grassroots Network just screened this new film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil for a capacity crowd, and I’d recommend it to any organizer seeking to stimulate conversation about how to start to getting our communities off of oil.

Created and distributed by Network member group The Community Solution, it’s a tale of how Cuba reacted when the Soviets stopped sending them oil in 1990. It documents a robust effort to build community and develop renewable energy and sustainable agriculture/permaculture systems, which have sparked many positives for Cuban society. A solid follow-up to The End of Suburbia.