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More Than Honey

Germany | 2012 | 90 minutes | Markus Imhoof

With dazzling nature photography, Academy Award®–nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) takes a global examination of endangered honeybees—spanning California, Switzerland, China and Australia—more ambitious than any previous work on the topic.

May 23, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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As entrancing as March of the Penguins, More Than Honey features some of the most spectacular footage of bees ever put on film. But this is not just a picturesque nature documentary. It’s also an investigation into a mystery. What is killing off the world’s bee populations at an alarming rate? This dire situation is devastating to the human species, too; without bees, one-third of the world’s food would not exist. To find answers, Academy Award®-nominated director Markus Imhoof travels the world, talking to and observing the inner-workings of beekeepers, farmers, and scientists. Through the use of amazing point-of-view cinematography that defies the imagination, we actually soar through the air with the bees. A top audience favorite at both the Vancouver International Film Festival and IDFA (the world’s most prestigious documentary festival), the movie is also a personal narrative. Imhoof’s grandfather owned an orchard and cannery and built a special house for 150 bee colonies. Heartfelt, gorgeously shot, and suspenseful, More Than Honey is an important, thought-provoking, and enriching experience.

Director Biography
Markus Imhoof is a Swiss screenwriter and director. His film The Boat is Full won a Silver Bear at the 1981 Berlin International Film Festival.

Sponsored in part by Antioch University Seattle, The Essential Baking Company, KPLU

Director: Markus Imhoof
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Year: 2012
Running Time: 90 minutes
Producer: Pierre-Alain Meier, Markus Imhoof, Thomas Kufus, Helmut Grasser
Screenplay: Markus Imhoof
Cinematographers: Jörg Jehsel
Editors: Anne Fabini
Music: Peter Scherer
Website: http://www.morethanhoney.senator.de/
Awards: Bavarian Film Awards 2013 (Best Documentary); Swiss Film Awards 2013 (Best Documentary, Best Music)
Filmography: Fire in Paradise (1997); Les Petites illusions (1991); The Mountain (1990); The Journey (1986); Via Scarlatti 20 (1982); The Boat is Full (1980); Volksmund (1972)
Language: German, English
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Format: HDCAM
US Distributor: Kino Lorber
International Sales: Films Boutique
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