Film Screening & Panel Discussion - Americas in Transition/The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil


Change for Children, Canada World Youth & APIRG present: GVFF 2006 Screening/Panel Discussion with Ron Berezan-Urban Farmer; Marc Colbourne-Alberta Council for Global Cooperation; Phil Goebel- Hands Off VenezuelaSaturday, November 4, 2006 / 3:00 p.m.Empire Theatres City Centre / 3rd Flr. 10200 - 102 Ave.INFO: Zane 432-1877 ext. 310 / E: zhamm [at] cwy-jcm [dot] orgAmericas in Transition USA, 1981, 29 min.This film provides a concise and fast-paced history of the volatile forces that rocked Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua in the 1970s and 1980s. Drawing on interviews with Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, former CIA director Lyman Kirkpatrick, former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Murat Williams, and Mary knoll missioner Peggy Healy, the film examines the roots of dictatorship, attempts at democracy, communist influences & the U.S. role in Latin American politics. The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, CUBA USA, 2006, 53 minThis film serves as an example to the developed world about the consequences of being hooked on oil. It's a story of the Cuban people and their dedication to independence and triumph over adversity, and a story of cooperation and hope.The documentary was inspired when Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy took a trip to Cuba through Global Exchange in August, 2003. Cuba underwent the loss of over half of its oil imports and survived after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990. Cuba then made the transition from large farms or plantations and reliance on fossil-fuel-based pesticides/fertilizers to small organic farms & urban gardens. About the Sponsors

  • Change for Children Association is an Edmonton based NGO that has worked for 30 years in sustainable community development in Latin America & Africa, as well as Global Education programming in Canada.
  • Canada World Youth is a leader in developing international educational programs where young people learn through experience living and volunteering in Canadian and international communities.
  • Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) is based at the University of Alberta for student and community-based research, education, and activism.

For further information, please contact: Zane 432-1877 ext. 310 / E: zhamm [at] cwy-jcm [dot] org

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