This documentary provides an insight into how a society can deal with a radical change, in this case the disappearance of 50% from all oil imports and 80% from food imports within a very short period of time. Inspiring to see and perhaps we can also learn a number of useful lessons from Cuba in the Netherlands. In the Happy Planet Index Cuba is almost 50 places higher than the Netherlands, perhaps this film can provide more insight into how that came about. :-)
The Community Solution, How Cuba Survived Peakoil:
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.
In addition to this film, the online series Peakmoment is also very interesting, they also cover all topics that may be useful for us in a transition to a world without fossil energy. On Peak Moment: Locally Reliant Living for Challenging Times many interesting videos.