When it comes to making change, we are most influenced by friends, family and colleagues — people we’re connected to in our daily lives. Here are a few ideas:
Invite neighbors and friends for a film screening at your house, or coordinate a screening at your local community center. Not sure what to watch? We recommend Vanishing of the Bees and Queen of the Sun, and there are many more.
Vanishing of the Bees — Vanishing of the Bees follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. The film explores the struggles they face as the two friends plead their case on Capital Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees.
Queen of the Sun — This film looks as “what the bees are telling us” and takes a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, weaving stories from beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva.