Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Eco-FIlm Night #9 - Vanishing of the Bees

You are cordially invited to:

What: DGL's 9th Eco-film Night. This time, we'll be showing the award-winning 2009 documentary "Vanishing of the Bees."
When: Sunday, June 19, 6:30 PM
Where: As always, at Buy the Book in downtown Daegu.
How much: It's free! Anyone can come! Please bring friends!

Here's the official blurb:

"Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives.

Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that make up one out of every three bites of food on our tables.

Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.

Filming across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss. Conflicting options abound and after years of research, a definitive answer has not been found to this harrowing mystery."

Vanishing of the Bees - Trailer from Bee The Change on Vimeo.

Come early to enjoy some of Buy the Book's wonderful and healthy food, snacks, and beverages, and stick around to discuss your impressions and learn how others nearby are choosing to act on their knowledge. There will also be chances to sign up for Ggureomi, an organic produce delivery service run by Heuksalim and brought to Daegu by DGL.

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