Colony

 

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The unexplainable phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder has left landscapes of empty beehives all across America, threatening not only the beekeeping industry but also our food supply. As scientists and beekeepers search for the cause, Colony captures the struggle within the beekeeping community to save the honeybee and themselves.

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Colony documents a time of unprecedented crisis in the world of the honeybee through the eyes of both veteran beekeeper, David Mendes, and Lance and Victor Seppi, two young brothers getting into beekeeping when most are getting out.  As Mendes tries to save the nation’s collapsing hives, the Seppi’s try to keep their business alive amidst a collapsing economy.

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Irish Times

 

“Sleuthing after the mystery of the vanishing honeybee, Colony may be one of the most aesthetically beautiful documentaries of the season, as well as one of the more urgent and intelligent”

Variety

 

“Filmed with the elegant attention to composition worthy of Terrence Malick”
The Washington Post

 

“Straight reportage at its purest…. Wonderfully photographed… A brilliant, beautiful film.”
The Globe and Mail

 

“a satisfying addition to the blooming, buzzing field of social issue documentary”.
New York Times

 

“Elegantly shot and edited with sublime cinematography of bees”
Indiewire