QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.
Discussion to follow moderated by Sir Peter Crane, Dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, with filmmaker Taggart Siegel and Dr. Nancy Moran, Yale Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
An independent filmmaker since the mid-1980’s, Taggart Siegel is best known as the director of the 2006 grass-roots hit THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. This critically acclaimed feature documentary about a maverick visionary farmer, won 31 international film festivals awards and was released theatrically around the world. Siegel is also known for his award-winning films THE SPLIT HORN: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America, BETWEEN TWO WORLDS and BLUE COLLAR A BUDDHA which capture the struggle of refugees in America. He is the co-founder of Collective Eye, Inc., a non-profit media production and distribution organization based in Portland, Oregon and San Francisco.
Introduced by filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia.
Running Time: 83 Minutes
Director: Taggart Siegel
Producers: Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz
Editors: Jon Betz / Taggart Siegel
Director of Photography: Taggart Siegel
Associate Producers: Donald Siegel, Eric Stolberg, George Mitchell, Mike Quinn
· African Cats
· Bag It
· EFFY After Dark 2011
· Filmmaking Workshop with Ian Cheney
· If A Tree Falls
· Journey of the Universe
· Queen of the Sun
· Short Films
· The City Dark
· Waste Land
· YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip