THE POLLINATORS

A cinematic journey about the current international bee crisis and what it means for our food security. This film explains the problems of modern large scale agriculture and offers ideas on how it can be improved, illustrated through the migratory pollinators that are a vital cornerstone of our entire food system.

Directors

Peter Nelson

Country

USA

Year

2019

Running Time

92 mins 

Website

https://www.thepollinators.net/

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 28, 2019

A cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws to our simplified chemically dependent agriculture system. We talk to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it.

DISCUSSION WITH: Director Peter Nelson