[Local events] Environmental film series

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Sun Mar 4 13:17:57 PST 2007

UU Community of Earth
4th Annual Heart of the Earth Environomental Film Series

First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Main
7:00 pm

Friday, March 9th

The Power of Community, How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

This film focuses on Cuba's transition from an industrial 
petroleum-based society to a sustainable society, as a result of their 
loss of petroleum when their source, the Soviet Union, collapsed. It's a 
story of the Cuban people's dedication to independence and triumph over 
adversity, and a story of cooporeation and hope.

"Everyone who is concerned about Peak Oil needs to see this film." 
Richard Heinberg, author of Powerdown and The Party's Over.

Saturday, March 10th

Mama Earth, Her Destiny -- Our Hands

Another Gloom and Doom Film? No!

Quite the contrary, this film revels in innovation, creativity and 
music. An inspiring roadmap of successful ways to achieve 
sustainablitity throught reinventing old methods and finding new paths 
to healthy communities, protecting natural resources, and attaining a 
more profitable bottom line.

Friday, March 16th

How to Save the World: One Man, One Cow, One Planet

Our existence on this planet is precarious. How to Save the World 
exposes globalization and its mantra of infinite growth in a finite 
world for what it really is: an environmental and human disaster. But 
across India marginal farmers are fighting bvack. By reviving an arcane 
form of agriculture, they are saving their poisoned land and exposing 
the bio-colonialism of multinational corporations. Their story is told 
through the teachings of an elderly New Zealander many are calling the 
new Ghandi.

Saturday, March 17th

Being Caribou

Environmentalist Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer 
follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot, across 1,500 kilometers of 
rugged Arctic tundra. The husband and wife team wants to raise awareness 
of threats to the caribou's survival. They let the caribou guide them 
through a wild and remote landscape, from the central Yukon to coastal 
Alaska and back. Dramatic footage and video diaries provide an intimate 
perspective of an epic expeditoin. At stake is the heard's delicate 
habitat, which could be devatated if proposed oil and gas development 
goes ahead in the herd's calving grounds in Alaska's Arctic National 
Wildlife Refuge.

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