More than Honey

In the past five years, billions of honeybees have simply vanished for reasons that are still obscure. Seeking answers, this visually dazzling film embarks on a captivating and disturbing journey around the world. This touching documentary by Academy Award nominated director Markus Imhoof guarantees that will never let you look at bees the same way again.

Directors

Markus Imhoof

Country

Austria/Germany/Switzerland

Year

2012

Running Time

91mins

Watch the Film

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More_Than_Honey.jpgAlbert Einstein once said: “If bees ever die out, mankind will have only four years left to live.”

In the past five years, billions of honeybees have simply vanished for reasons that are still obscure. Seeking answers, More Than Honey embarks on a captivating and disturbing journey around the world: from a beeper living in the Alps and the gigantic almond plantations in California, to a bee brain researcher in Berlin and a pollen trader in China. Dazzling macro camera footage, radar and satellite images and thermal cameras provide an insight into a world that usually remains hidden to the human eye. In More Than Honey, we discover the world from the perspective of the bees. The film has shown at over 30 film festivals worldwide, including Toronto and Locarno, and won numerous awards including the Swiss Film Award for best Documentary Film. this touching documentary by Academy award nominated director Markus Imhoof will never let you look at bees the same way again.

Screening: June 02, 2013 at New People Cinema. Northern California Premiere.

Discussion with: Markus Imhoof, director. Local honey tasting with City Bees.

Screening sponsored by: Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco.

WINNER: 2013 Best Feature Award