The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the US, following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the crops we all eat. The challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws to our simplified chemically dependent agriculture system.
Farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way give broad perspectives about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it.
Bees are in serious danger. Populations of honey bees are dying at levels that are unprecedented. Close to half of the bee colonies in the United States die off every single year.
Thousands of semi-trailers crisscross the country in the dead of night delivering goods through the darkness to stores, warehouses and factories nationwide. But some of them carry highly unusual cargo. Honey bees.
Tens of billions of them are transported back and forth from one end of the United States to the other in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable to the feeding of America. One out of every three bites we eat, the growth of almost all our fruits, nuts and vegetables, would be impossible without pollination from bees.
Director Peter Nelson talks to farmers, scientists, chefs, and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it.
6:30pm: Arrive and mingle
6:45pm: Official Welcome
7:00pm: Film begins (1 hour + 32 mins)
8:32pm: Discussion, sharing and connecting
This is part of a series of documentary screenings to come together, learn, raise awareness and discuss.
Join us for all 7 evenings or check the individual events for each screening: Conscious Movie Mondays or https://events.humanitix.com/conscious-movies
20 July: The Story of Plastic
27 July: Prayers of the Ancient Ones
3 August: The Pollinators
10 August: My Year of living mindfully
17 August: RiverBlue
24 August: The Great Transmission
31 August: Fantastic Fungi
Conscious Action events are a space to connect with like-minded people, collaborate to come up with inspiring ideas, and celebrate what we are already contributing to the collective.
How to get to The Workshop Auckland?
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By public transport
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