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Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

About the Film

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us is a profound, alternative look at the bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.
Starring: Gunther Hauk, Michael Pollan, Vandana Shiva
Director: Taggart Siegel
Release Date: 04/22/11

Reactions

"A remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Red Rock Film Festival 2010 Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary Feature
  • International Documentary Association 2010 Pare Lorentz Award - Honorable Mention
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2010 - Official Selection
  • Winner! Nashville Film Festival Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary
  • Winner! Maui Film Festival - Audience Award 
  • Winner! IndieMemphis Film Festival - Audience Award
  • Winner! Rhode Island International Film Festival - Director’s Choice Award
  • Winner! Rhode Island International Film Festival - Youth Jury Award
  • Winner! Syracuse Film Festival - Artistic Achievement Award

Cast & Crew

Crew

Director: Taggart Siegel
Producers: Taggart Sigel and Jon Betz
Cinematography: Taggart Siegel
Editing: Taggart Siege and Jon Betz
Sound: Ryan Mauk
Music: Jami Sieber

Technical Info

Production Year: 2010
Release Date: 04/22/11
Countries of Production: US
Languages: English
Running Time: 1h 22m
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Sound: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Rating: Unrated

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Red Rock Film Festival 2010 Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary Feature
  • International Documentary Association 2010 Pare Lorentz Award - Honorable Mention
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2010 - Official Selection
  • Winner! Nashville Film Festival Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary
  • Winner! Maui Film Festival - Audience Award 
  • Winner! IndieMemphis Film Festival - Audience Award
  • Winner! Rhode Island International Film Festival - Director’s Choice Award
  • Winner! Rhode Island International Film Festival - Youth Jury Award
  • Winner! Syracuse Film Festival - Artistic Achievement Award

Reactions

"A remarkable documentary that’s also one of the most beautiful nature films I’ve seen." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Detailed Film Info

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this alarming and ultimately uplifting film weaves together an unusual and dramatic story of the heart-felt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.

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