More Than Honey
Tuesday Dec 17 01:00 PM
Tuesday Dec 17 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Markus Imhoof, Switzerland | Germany | Austria. 2012, 91 mins. German and English with English subtitles.
Academy Award–nominated director Markus Imhoof leads a visually stunning examination of endangered honeybees—spanning California, Switzerland, China, and Australia. Employing the latest in filmmaking technology to observe phenomena undetectable by normal eyesight, the film combines wonder and awe with alarm and urgency over the fate of the world’s bees. From his personal perspective as the grandson of a professional beekeeper in Switzerland, Imhoof explores how the bee crisis is being experienced in different parts of the world, where we meet the beekeepers, scientists, and agricultural and apicultural entrepreneurs at the forefront of the fight to save the world’s bee populations. Imhoof’s visual tour de force is Switzerland’s Best Foreign Language Oscar entry for 2014. Winner: Best Documentary, Bavarian Film Awards and German Film Awards; Swiss Film Prize for Best Documentary.
View the trailer.
Special guest speaker: George Kimbrell, Senior Attorney for the Center for Food Safety (CFS), will introduce More Than Honey at 7:30pm. Mr Kimbrell will also answer questions following the screening.
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a national nonprofit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. Mr. Kimbrell runs CFS’s Pacific Northwest office, where his litigation and policy work spans a broad range of CFS program areas, including pesticides, the protection of pollinators, genetically engineered food, and factory farm pollution. He is currently representing several beekeepers and environmental organizations in litigation challenging the U.S. government’s approval of two controversial neonicotinoid pesticides linked to the bee collapse. One of his prior cases, Monsanto v Geertson Seed Farms (2010), was the first U.S. Supreme Court case on the adverse impacts of genetically engineered crops. Mr. Kimbrell also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Lewis and Clark Law School, where he teaches food and agriculture law.
German food truck, 6-7:30pm: The Wurst-Wagen, Hawai‘i's first German food truck, will be outside the theater on Kinau Street serving Teutonic faves such as wiener schnitzel, currywurst, and leberkaese rolls.