By placing three bee hives in the gardens of Parliament House – in the middle of Perth CBD – The President of the Legislative Council, The Hon. Barry House, MLC and The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, The Hon Michael Sutherland, MLA raised awareness about the plight of honey bees in Australia. At the launch of the event, a delicious honey-themed morning tea in the Parliament House library, they celebrated the successful partnership between parliament, hobbyist beekeepers and CIBER.
Channel 10 News coverage here: Bees at Parliament House
UWA coverage here: Film by UWA about Parliament Honey Bee program
and here: Vice Chancellor UWA at bee program launch, Parliament House
Yesterday evening the CIBER team featured in the well-known Australian television program “Catalyst”. The beautifully filmed feature story clearly explains the situation of our honeybees in Australia.
Click this link: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4094061.htm to watch!
Saturday, 16th of August, State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street, Perth CBD
“More than Honey” has been running in the U.K. since September this year. Below some feedback:
“This is more than a film about honey. This beautiful, tender film should change the way we perceive honeybees forever.” Ella Pawlik, Word of Difference
“Powerful, beautiful and tragic, More than Honey demonstrates the global nature of the problem, and in doing so captures everything from the awe inspiring emergence of the queen, to the death of a colony.” Ian Sadler, Eureka Entertainment
“…delightful, informative, and suitably contemplative study of the bee world and the bee-population crisis, though in the end it does offer enough dewdrops of hope to fill up a bluebell or two.”
Stephanie Zacharek, The Village Voice
“More than Honey” is the Swiss candidate for a nomination in the category of Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.
On behalf of the Federal Office of Culture, SWISS FILMS submitted the film to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the first time for a documentary film from Switzerland. Imhoof is, however, no stranger at the Oscars: he received a nomination for “Das Boot ist voll” in 1982 and has since been a member of the Academy.
The selection of «More than Honey» includes 60’000 Swiss Francs, contributed by the Swiss Federal Office for Culture (50’000 SFr.) and the town of Delsberg (10’000 Sfr.). This money is meant for the promotion of the film in Los Angeles.
In Romania More than Honey won the Audience Award of the International Pelicam Film Festival 2013.
The Festival took place from June 14-16 in Tulcea next to the Danube Delta. Impressions here: The making of Pelicam 2013
Click Maps and Directions to find your way into Narnia and to buy tickets.
“You feel, like going into a Narnia like world”
– WKCR Radio New York
“This is the CITIZEN KANE of bee documentaries.”
– Ain’t It Cool News
“Richly documented and lavishly photographed…stunning images”
– Screen Daily
“Effective melding of science and aesthetic delights.”
For booking requests, media information,
and other inquires visit Kino Lorber Webpage
Official US webpage with screening dates per state here
At its premiere in the United Kingdom in London, “More than Honey” won the audience award of the UK Green Film Festival. Markus Imhoof was delighted. He answered the audience’s questions via skype.
During the festival, the documentary was screened in 12 movie theatres all over the UK.
Don’t miss the Buzz in the New York Film Forum between Wednesday, 12. June and Tuesday, 25. June 2013.
Address: 209 West Houston St. west of 6th Ave. How to get there and Tickets here
“More than Honey” won the award for “Best Feature” at the San Francisco Green Film Festival
More here: SF Green Film Festival
About rooftop beekeeping in San Francisco: It’s a great time to be a honeybee in the city