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Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 9 October 2009 (UK)
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This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Ellen Page ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bret Adee Bret Adee ... Self - World's Largest Beekeeper
Dennis Cardoza Dennis Cardoza ... Self - Representative, California
Henri Clement Henri Clement ... Self - UNAF President
Jay Feldman Jay Feldman ... Self - Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides
Emilia Fox ... Self - Narrator
Maryann Frazier Maryann Frazier ... Self - Department of Entomology, Penn State University
Jean Glavany Jean Glavany ... Self - French Politician
Davey Hackenberg Davey Hackenberg ... Self - Beekeeper, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania
David Hackenberg David Hackenberg ... Self - Beekeeper, Lewisberg, Pennsylvania
Gunther Hauk Gunther Hauk ... Self - Author, Toward Saving the Honeybee
Wayne Larsen Wayne Larsen ... Self - Pesticide Applicator
Dee Lusby Dee Lusby ... Self - Founder, Organic Beekeeping Group
David Mendes David Mendes ... Self - Beekeeper, Fort Myers, Florida
Philipp Mimkes Philipp Mimkes ... Self - Coalition Against Bayer Dangers
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This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honeybee. The story highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to the tragic phenomenon known as "Colony Collapse Disorder." To empower the audience, the documentary provides viewers with tangible solutions they can apply to their everyday lives. Vanishing of the Bees unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth. The bees have a message - but will we listen? Written by Anonymous

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Solution to Bee Problem Solved.
12 November 2011 | by jjnoahjamesSee all my reviews

Ellen Paige's voice only helps the homeland feeling of farmers trying to bring love to the land which in turn brings food to all of us. The story starts with David Hackenberg an experienced American bee farmer trying to find out why all his bees are dying. From him the movie traces David's Friendly Colony of scientist and fellow farmers and tells us their stories.

Vanishing was thorough and I learned a lot. What I liked most about the movie is that they take you over seas to show that the people in France etc. are fighting the same battle, and it's cool to see so many people from different backgrounds get together for one cause.

This movie was very enjoyable. I didn't expect it to be exciting but I got sucked in. I would have liked to see interviews with the companies involved in this problem, and people pressing them. Some sort of deep emotion like that would have possibly earned this another star.


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Bienen - Himmelsvolk in Gefahr See more »

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