37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Pollinators


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)


Sunday, October 27


11:00 AM


Newcomb Hall Theatre

Film Info

Director: Peter Nelson

Runtime: 92 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Dave Hackenberg, Susan Kegley, Brett Adee, Bill McKibben, Dan Barber, Christina Grozinger, Jon Lundgren, Sam Ramsey, Jim Frazier, Maryann Frazier, Glenn Card