Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Go See: QUEEN OF THE SUN!

I got to watch a DVD press screener of Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us? last week with my family. I continue to feel so emotionally impacted by the film, I want to encourage everyone to get out and see it when it opens in theaters June 10th (in New York City at the Cinema Village) and June 17th (at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica). And take your teenagers! It's a perfect educational film for kids. My 12 year-old daughter Hazel gives it a big thumbs up and adds a hearty, "Bravo!"


This harrowing and beautiful new documentary from Taggart Siegel (The Real Dirt on Farmer John) ought to be subtitled: "a portrait of the miraculous and endangered honeybees — and the people who love them." An international array of scientists, scholars and beekeepers vividly explain the apocalyptic consequences of pesticides, corporate agriculture and industrial farming as they also wax poetic about the joys of honey and the vital importance of bees in our ecosystem. 

Queen of the Sun offers an impassioned introduction to basic and advanced environmental issues in a way that is really accessible for kids — and will motivate their latent activist selves with a desire to pursue environmental justice for these amazing creatures. 

Watch this film and you will never eat non-organic honey again!

More info, trailer and playdates here:
Queen of the Sun: What are the bees telling us?

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