Bees Extinction, Solving the Mystery

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An acute analysis of an alarming international phenomenon. Here, the inquiry is about the bees that are vanishing from the face of the planet. It is a spreading disaster, fi rst spotted in November 2006. Losses sometimes reach 90% of a beehive population. In a world where an agriculture depends on bees to pollinate, the food industry is starting to worry. From witness to witness, viewers collect and assemble the fi rst pieces of information. Every scenario is examined in an attempt at understanding the phenomenon. Is it the Varroa (an acarid), troa (an acarid), the Nosema (a fungus), a virus, the pesticides, the impoverishment of the fl oral areas, the beekeepers’ methods, the magnetic waves?

  • Movie number
    133
  • Section
    Individual Screening
  • Director
    Natacha Calestreme
  • Script
    Natacha Calestreme, Gilles Luneau
  • Photographer
    Serge Pirodeau, Vincent Fooy, Quincy Russell
  • Country
    France
  • Length
    52 min
  • Year
    2008
  • Festival version
    English, Czech