The Green Film Series organized by Sustainable Coast Magazine (sustainablecoast.ca) and the Gibsons Green Team in collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Film Society launches its fall schedule at the Gibsons Heritage Theatre with a screening of More Than Honey on Monday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m.
More Than Honey brings the current bee crisis up close and personal. Using high-speed cameras and endoscopic lenses, the director, Marcus Imhoof, gives us the bee’s perspective. “My intention with More Than Honey was to allow the spectator to understand the drama at play and highlight the pressures of the global economy on these small insects”, says Imhoof. Five years in the making, the film addresses growing public concern about the ongoing crisis facing pollinators world-wide that has resulted in, among other things, the European Union implementing a two year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides. In Ontario and Quebec, beekeepers have begun to press for similar bans. Following the film local beekeepers, along with Chris Hergesheimer of the One Straw Society, will engage in a panel discussion with the audience. The beekeepers will bring their wonderful local honey—including comb honey just harvested from their hives at the Botanical Garden—to sell after the screening.
Scheduled for the months of September, October and November, the Society’s films will alternate with the SCFS’s regular Monday screenings.
Submitted by sustainablecoast.ca