In ‘More than Honey’, Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof takes an in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia, from small family beekeepers to industrialized honey farms. The film is about the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future. Honeybees show us that stability is just as unhealthy as unlimited growth, that crises and disasters are triggering evolution, and that salvation sometimes comes from a completely unexpected direction.
You can see the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NT05qEJxUk
After the film, Friends of the Earth will say a few words about their Bee Cause campaign, and beekeepers from Ealing BKA and Ealing Transition Community Bee Project will be on hand for discussion over tea, coffee and cakes.
The showing takes place at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free, but we will ask for a donation after the film to help us to cover screening costs. Do try to join us for this beautiful and important film.
Thanks to all who came to last night’s showing of Do the Math.
Those who were unable to come might be interested to watch this important (short) film online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY-8OUuJ9Ms
Update August 2013:
The film is no longer available through YouTube, due to 350.org getting a distribution deal (this is good news: it will be broadcast!), but you can still arrange to have a private or public screening, and download the film yourself to do so, through the film’s site: http://act.350.org/signup/math-movie/
On 14th July we will be showing ‘Do the Math’, a film about the rising movement to solve the climate crisis.
The documentary follows 350.org founder Bill McKibben on last November’s tour through 21 cities in the US. The show, which sold out in every venue, built on an article called “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” that Bill had previously published in Rolling Stone magazine.
Bill lays out the numbers that explain our current crisis: in order to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius, scientists say we can emit only 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The fossil fuel industry, however, has roughly five times that amount in their reserves. The math, so to speak, simply doesn’t add up.
350.org planned the tour not only to share these stark new numbers, but to spark a new divestment campaign targeting the fossil fuel industry. Modeled on the anti-apartheid campaigns of the 1980s, this new divestment effort targets the 200 fossil fuel companies that own the vast majority of the world’s coal, oil and gas reserves.
The film is a timely reminder of the need to do all we can to transition to a fossil-fuel free future.
As run time is only 45 minutes, we are also hoping to show a short film, currently in editing, about Ealing Transition’s efforts over the last year
Following the film there will be a discussion about Ealing Transition’s plans going forward. We hope you can join us and share your ideas.
As usual, the film will be shown at 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Road, Ealing W5 5RH. Entry is free however we will ask for donations to help us cover the cost of screening.