Documentary Film: Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

Date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Contact: 
Help Desk @ 986-1047, ext. 3 or warref@rcls.org
Age Group: 
Adult
Teens

As part of the Library's Earth Day celebration, we will screen Queen of the Sun:  What Are the Bees Telling Us? in the Community Room at 3:00pm.  Open to adults and attentive younger viewers; registration is required.

This 2010 documentary from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John, is a profound alternative examination of the global bee crisis.  Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this ultimately uplifting film portrays an unusual story of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers -- including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva -- who together reveal the problems and solutions for renewing a culture in balance with nature.  Laura Langford Schnur will introduce the film.  Following the screening, Brian Fitzsimmons, a local amateur beekeeper, will lead a Q&A session. 

A small, free-will donation will be requested to defray the cost of the film's purchasing and screening rights.

Room set-up
[ Registration Required ]
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