Curious about the global bee crisis? CineCulture, Fresno Filmworks and T & D Willey Farms are sponsoring two screenings of “Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” tonight at Fresno State. The film’s director, Taggart Siegel (“The Real Dirt on Farmer John”) will be on hand for discussions following the screening along with local experts Joe Traynor (a bee broker) and Gene Brandi (an apiarist).
A synopsis of the film from the organizers:
“Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
The screenings will be held 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Fresno State’s Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Bldg. PB 191). The event is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged and will benefit the Queen of the Sun Educational Outreach Campaign.