More Than Honey
Ecologies • 1h 35m
Markus Imhoof • 2012 • Germany • Inside the fascinating world of bees.
Markus Imhoof's immersive documentary traces colony collapse disorder in global bee populations from Switzerland to Australia.
Populations of bees are vanishing at a rapid pace across the globe—the phenomenon has been labeled colony collapse disorder, wherein the delicate ecosystems of apiary life are unraveling. Responsible for the vast majority of plant pollination, bees are indispensable to the global food supply chain and, thus, human life. Echoing Albert Einstein, a voice-over warns that if the former were to die out, the latter would last hardly four years.
More Than Honey premiered at Locarno, CPH:DOX, and Santa Barbara, where it won Best Documentary Film.
Essay: Enchanting Encounters and Capitalist Critiques in More Than Honey
Up Next in Ecologies
Kirsten Tan • 2016 • Thailand-Singapore • A retired architect journeys home with an elephant in tow.
Kirsten Tan's debut posits an unlikely friendship as a man and an elephant journey to Thailand's Isan province.
Seeds of Time
Sandy McLeod • USA • 2015 • Building seed banks that will stand the test of time.
Agriculturist Cary Fowler, director of Global Crop Diversity Trust and co-founder of Norway's Svalbard Global Seed Vault, has spe...
The Land of Azaba
Greta Schiller • USA • 2020 • A radical experiment of ecological restoration.
The Campanarios de Azaba Nature Reserve in Spain is one of the largest remaining tracts of wild nature in western Europe. Over t...