Film Night

FREE Film Nights are held every Tuesday Night in March
7-9pm @ Galeria Tanana (Ave Revolucion 22)

• Come meet your neighbors interested in Sustainability & Permaculture
• Open Discussion to follow film(s)
• Popcorn & Juice / Tea available for purchase
FREE entrance!


Tuesday, March 5 : 7-9pm
Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
Directed by Faith Morgan, released in 2006 by The Community Solution.
(53 minutes, Film starts at 7:15pm)

film-Power-Of-Community-460x345Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Cuba lost 85% of its import and export market and over 50% of its oil supply almost overnight. Dramatic steps were taken by both the Cuban government and citizens, finding Permaculture-based solutions to adapt to these radical changes and economic freefall. This example is an inspiring lesson showing how modern society can adapt to breaking our dependence on oil.

How fast we can transition to self sufficient economies as oil supplies dwindle? Cubans didnt have a choice in the matter. It was “Grow your food or starve. Use alternative forms of energy or go without refrigeration, light, transport”. This movie is an inspiration to anyone who truly wants to change their world through local community based self sufficient living.

Tuesday, March 12 : 7-9pm
Garbage Warrior

An Oliver Hodge film

film-garbage-warrior-610x248Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling the epic story of maverick New Mexico architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable housing known as EarthShips. A snapshot of contemporary geo-politics and an inspirational tale of triumph over bureaucracy, Garbage Warrior is above all an intimate portrait of an extraordinary individual and his dream of changing the world.

Imagine a home that heats itself, that provides its own water, that grows its own food. Imagine that it needs no expensive technology, that it recycles its own waste, that it has its own power source. And now imagine that it can be built anywhere, by anyone, out of the things society throws away. Thirty years ago, architect Michael Reynolds imagined just such a home – then set out to build it. A visionary in the classic American mode, Reynolds has been fighting ever since to bring his concept to the public. He believes that in an age of ecological instability and impending natural disaster, his buildings can – and will – change the way we live.

Watch the Trailer:

Tuesday, March 19 : 7-9pm
Permaculture Short videos
Several short videos showing various Permaculture projects from around the world in different climates & environments – Desert, Tropical, Cool Temperate, Urban etc. From some of the maestros & some experimental folks (Mansubo Fukuoka, Bill Mollison, Sepp Holzer, Geoff Lawton, & more)  …. Videos range from 2 minutes to 40 minutes…

Tuesday, March 26 : 7-9pm
Re-Designing Civilization — with Permaculture

film-toby-redesigning-civilizationRecent Lecture by “Gaia’s Garden” author Toby Hemenway at the Seed Bank in Petaluma, CA, sponsored by Daily Acts Toby tracks the 12,000+ year evolution of agriculture and shows the degradation of “civilization” caused by standard farming practices. And more importantly he shows how Permaculture addresses and improves conditions with many of the challenges humanity faces today.