Sunday, April 14th, 12:30pm
Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street
Einstein supposedly said: "If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live." Over the last decade, millions of bees have disappeared worldwide. Is this a one-time anomaly or are we facing total system collapse? Looking for answers, director Markus Imhoof—using exquisite cinematography to put the viewer inside the bees’ world—travels from the Alps to the Arizona desert, interviewing experts ranging from beekeepers to scientists. What separates this work from earlier films on the subject is that Imhoof proposes a possible solution…
Followed by a discussion with special guests TBA.
Academy-Award nominated Markus Imhoof was born in Winterthur, Switzerland. He studied film at the Zurich School for Arts and Crafts. His feature films include The Boat is Full (81), The Journey (86), The Mountain (90), Fire in Paradise (97). His feature documentaries include Volksmund (72), Via Scarlatti 20 (82), Les petites illusions (91) and More Than Honey (12).
17 min. Dir. Josh Gibson. A man and a fish on Lake Victoria in Uganda. This hand-made black and white film is a meditation on the economic impact of an invasive species as well as a parable about the effects of globalization and colonialism on Africa.
Running Time: 90 Min.
Directors: Markus Imhoof
· A River Changes Course
· EFFY After Dark
· GMO OMG
· Gold Fever
· Installation: Sustainability Heard
· Installation: Young Photographers Exhibition
· More Than Honey
· Shorts I: School’s Out!
· Shorts II: Redemption
· Special Event: Documentary vs. Advocacy
· Special Event: Jazz Ecology
· The East
· The Fruit Hunters
· The Last Ocean