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Friday 16 June, Film (The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil), Food & Fun

Inspiring documetaries, short films by local filmmakers, organic veg curries, + hot & cold drinks

Friday, June 16, 2023, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
Fiscal Host: United Diversity


United Diversity Bridport and Sustainable Bridport present a special one-off Friday Film, Food and Fun version of our fortnightly MMMM! Monday Movie, Meal & Mingling events for Bridport's Great Big Green Week.

Inspiring documentaries, short films by local filmmakers, organic veg curries, hot and cold drinks.

This is the sixth in an exciting new fortnightly event for Bridport in the lovely White Room at the Chapel in the Garden (entry via Rax Lane)

This week we'll be screening:

Shorts from around 8:00pm and then the main feature from around 8:45pm:

The End Is Nigh! (8.5 minutes)

Join us for the seconld-only-to-the-première screening of BACSCREEN’s The End Is Nigh!

Local young people (12-18 years) have been working with local filmmaker George Earwicker and Sustainable Bridport to produce a short film illustrating their thoughts on climate change.

The view from 2030 - imagining a world in which the transition has happened (13 mins)

Transition co-founder Rob Hopkins donned his space suit and brought a message about the what the future could be and how we need to use our collective imagination to get there, at climate protest, the Big One, in London, April 2023. 

For a transcript of Rob's talk see: 

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (53 minutes)
When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, the country faced an immediate crisis – feeding the population – and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. This film tells the story of the Cuban people's hardship, ingenuity, and triumph over sudden adversity – through cooperation, conservation, and community.

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 percent – 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." The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, the only country that has faced such a crisis – the massive reduction of fossil fuels – is an example of options and hope.

8/10 on IMDB

Winner of 11 film festival awards

We'll also have:

Delicious organic vegetarian curries each fortnight from Vegie Vortex (who also do the curries at Beach and Barnicott), plus hot and cold drinks.


The Chapel in the Garden

Our team

Deb and John

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Richard Scott

Core Contributor

Ali Edgley

Core Contributor

Jen Hawkins

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Beth Siddons

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