The Vanishing of the Bees - special showing

10 October 2009 17:15 - 09 October 2009 23:00

Location: Tricycle Cinema, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR, UK.

Event description

There will be a special screening of "The Vanishing of the Bees" followed by a Q&A session on 10th October at the Tricycle Cinema.

The honey bee is under threat, mass die-offs are occurring and no one knows why. This key species is responsible for one third of our food. The film explores the mysterious collapse of the bee population across the planet and its greater meaning about mankind's relationship with the natural world. In addition to studying our reliance on the honeybee as the cornerstone of modern agriculture, the documentary celebrates the ancient relationship between humans and bees.

Having filmed throughout the US, Europe and Australia for more than two years, the documentary provides unparalled insight into the tragedy mounting as these crucial pollinators continue to disappear mysteriously and en masse.

Conflicting opinions and heated controversy abounds surrounding the cause behind the phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. The film examines this issue with the help of scientists, beekeepers and policymakers, providing the audience with a comprehensive look at acomplex and vital story that merits more than a sound bite.

Saturday 10 October 6.15pm (Q&A after screening)Tickets:  £12/ £10 Cinema Club Members

Following the Q&A authors, Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum will be signing copies of their recent publication

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Tricycle Cinema

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