More Than Honey: Centerpiece
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Markus Imhoof, Austria/Germany/Switzerland, 2012, 91 mins
English and German with English subtitles.
In Person: Markus Imhoof

Northern California Premiere

Albert Einstein once said: “If bees ever die out, mankind will have only four years left to live.”

In the past five years, billions of honeybees have simply vanished for reasons that are still obscure. Seeking answers, More Than Honey embarks on a captivating and disturbing journey around the world: from a beekeeper living in the Alps and the gigantic almond plantations in California, to a bee brain researcher in Berlin and a pollen trader in China. Dazzling macro camera footage, radar and satellite images and thermal cameras provide an insight into a world that usually remains hidden to the human eye. In More Than Honey, we discover the world from the perspective of the bees.

More Than Honey has shown at over 30 film festivals worldwide, including Toronto and Locarno, and won numerous awards including the Swiss Film Award for Best Documentary Film. This touching documentary by Academy Award nominated director Markus Imhoof will never let you look at bees the same way again.~ Natalia Guecheva

Pre-Screening Reception: Please join SF Green Film Festival and the Consulate General of Switerzland in San Francisco for a reception with filmmaker Markus Imhoof before the screening. Reception from 6:30pm onwards in the Superfrog Gallery (third floor) and includes a local honey tasting with City Bees. Open to all ticket holders for More Than Honey.

With short film How To Compost.

Co-presented with the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, Swissnex, and City Bees

Additional Information
MARKUS IMHOOF Markus Imhoof is a Swiss screenwriter and film director. He won a Silver Bear at the 31st Berlin International Film Festival for his film The Boat Is Full (1981), which was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Ten years later, his film The Mountain was entered into the 41st Berlin International Film Festival.