Oscar-nominated director and Swiss Filmmaker, Markus Imhoof, is getting international attention with his award winning film. “More Than Honey” covers the concern worldwide over declining bee health. Over the past 15
years, bee populations have mysteriously decreased at an alarming rate; a trend which could devastate the world food supply. Several contributing factors are suspected including parasites, disease, poor nutrition, exposure
to pesticides, new viruses, and travel stress.
Already Imhoof has received dozens of awards internationally. Nationally “More than Honey” received awards including Best Feature at the Green Film Festival in San Francisco and Best Documentary Award 2013 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Last June, Markus gave a private screening of his film to the San Francisco Region 9 EPA headquarters. Mr. Imhoof was introduced by Cindy Wire, and Patti TenBrook of the Pesticides
Office, who works with EPA HQ on issues concerning the potential impacts of pesticides on honeybees and other pollinators.
The high rate of loss of bee colonies is a serious threat to crops throughout the world, since as much as one-third of the world’s food comes from crops that must be pollinated, usually by honey bees.
EPA has been working with USDA to determine the causes of honeybee declines, and the two agencies issued a report earlier this year. The report concluded that there’s no single cause, but a number of factors which may be contributing to honeybee losses, including parasites and diseases, poor nutrition, lack of genetic diversity, and pesticides. More research is needed to understand the role of each of these factors.
Details about the Film:
Release Year: 2013
Running Time: 91
Color Type: Color
Country: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Language: English and German w/English subtitles
Link for Film Dates Across the USA: http://www.kinolorber.com/film.php?id=1380&utm