Please come to a special screening and after film discussion of Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? this Sunday, July 17 at 2pm at Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), 521 N. Broadway in Nyack.
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. 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.
After the film, there will be a talk and discussion led by Bill Day and Megan Durney. Bill is a Rockland County beekeeper who first studied with Gunther Hauk (featured in the film). He is Development Coordinator at the Pfeiffer Center and Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge. Megan Durney is Head Gardener at the Pfeiffer Center, and is responsible for the Pfeiffer Center’s apiary, continuing work begun by Gunther Hauk more than 15 years ago.
“REVELATORY… Siegel buzzes around the globe and deep into the hive… Honey has never looked so delicious. Or so precious.”
– Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times, Critic’s Pick
“A remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen.”
— Roger Ebert