More Than Honey

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The entrancing new documentary More Than Honey features some of the most spectacular footage of bees ever put on film. But this is not just a picturesque nature documentary. It’s also an investigation into a mystery. What is killing off the world’s bee populations at an alarming rate? This dire situation is devastating to the human species, too; without bees, one-third of the world’s food would not exist. To find answers, Academy Award-nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) travels the world, talking to and observing the inner-workings of beekeepers, farmers, and scientists. Through the use of amazing point-of-view cinematography that defies the imagination, we actually soar through the air with the bees. Heartfelt, gorgeously shot, and surprisingly suspenseful, More Than Honey is an important and thought-provoking film exploring the urgent need to discover where the buzz has gone. (Dir. by Markus Imhoof, 2012, Switzerland/Germany/Austria/US, in German & English with subtitles, 95 mins.,Not Rated, Kino Lorber Films) Digital