Time: April 14, 2012 from 4pm to 5:30pm
Group Type: Transition Falls Church
Street: Falls Church Community Center
City/Town: Falls Church
Website or Map: http://g.co/maps/vjgcz
Event Type: film, and, discussion
Organized By: Matt Abel reposted by George Brett
Latest Activity: Apr 3, 2012
We will be holding our next film screening on Saturday, April 14th from 4pm to 5:30pm at the Community Center. We are screening a documentary called "The Power of Community," which examines Cuba's "special period." After the fall of the Soviet Union, Cuba's oil imports were cut in half and the Cuban people faced mass energy shortages, food shortages, and economic downturn. Ultimately, it was not government policy or individual leaders who rescued them, but community. People began pooling their resources to build a resilient, local way of life based on the interpersonal connections that many Cubans had lost. It is a hopeful film that can reassure our faith in the power of community during these troubling times and inspire thought, discussion, and action. The movie is only 55 minutes long so we should have ample time for discussion.
Hope to see you there!
-- Matt Abel