BEE

Raphael Hitzke
(USA, 2012, 20 min)

Back in her hometown, a young entomologist investigating the death of her dad’s honey bees stumbles upon racial prejudices, lies and old family feuds.
“BEE” is both a mystery and a love story: Many documentaries have been done about the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), but very few fiction-based films. I was interested in creating a unique film with a strong story and strong characters, to bring the terrible fate of the honeybees to a broader audience.
JB Dunckel (The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation) wrote the original score. Breeda Wool and Frank Ashmore play the lead roles.

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