Film Year: 2019
Film Length: 92 min.
Director: Peter Nelson
Featuring: Dave Hackenberg, Susan Kegley, Brett Adee, Bill McKibben, Dan Barber, Christina Grozinger, Jon Lundgren, Sam Ramsey, Jim Frazier, Maryann Frazier, Glenn Card
This cinematic journey follows migratory beekeepers and their mobilized colonies of honeybees around the United States, as the bees help to pollinate the fruits and vegetables we eat every day. This documentary project takes viewers on a tour around the nation, speaking with farmers, scientists, chefs, economists, and more about the essential project. Combining mesmerizing shots of the hardworking insects in action alongside gorgeous landscapes, Nelson’s masterpiece chronicles the tiny yet pivotal role honeybees play in our ecosystem—and what might become of our world without them. Introduction by Martha Kiene (Virginia State Beekeepers Association)
Newcomb Hall Theatre