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More Than Honey

Win­ner of the 2013 Aus­tri­an Film Award for Best Sound Edit­ing; win­ner of Best Doc­u­men­tary at 2013 Bavar­i­an Film Awards and Ger­man Film Awards

More Than Hon­ey (direct­ed by Markus Imhoof) pro­vides an in-depth look into the fas­ci­nat­ing world of hon­ey­bees, focus­ing on the crit­i­cal impor­tant of bees to the sur­vival of mankind, and their epi­dem­ic dis­ap­pear­ance around the globe. In the U.S., the lat­est esti­mates sug­gest that a total of 1.5 mil­lion bee­hives (out of 2.4 mil­lion total) have dis­ap­peared across 27 states, and sim­i­lar phe­nom­e­na have been observed around the world. Con­cerned sci­en­tists have named this “colony col­lapse dis­or­der,” and they have good rea­son to be wor­ried: 80% of plant species require bees to be pol­li­nat­ed. With­out bees, there is no pol­li­na­tion, and fruits and veg­eta­bles could dis­ap­pear from the face of the earth. With the tenac­i­ty of a man out to solve a world-class mys­tery, Oscar-nom­i­nat­ed direc­tor Markus Imhoof tack­les this vex­ing issue. Exquis­ite macro-pho­tog­ra­phy of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fas­ci­nat­ing, com­plex world in crisis.

Released in 2012
Run­ning time: 95 minutes

8:30 pm on Fri., Nov. 6th at The Earth­box
10:00 am on Sat., Nov. 7th at Fri­day Har­bor House