RETURN OF THE HONEYBEE (USA, 2009, 102 min.)

Work-in-Progress Special Sneak Preview The bees have a message, but will we listen? A piercing investigative look at the economic, political and spiritual implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee, the film considers this mysterious ecological tragedy, which could topple our food chain and forever change our way of life. Seeking to raise awareness about this crucial issue and inform the audience about the ancient and sacred connection between man and the honeybee, Return of the Honeybee unfolds as a dramatic tale of science and mystery, illuminating this extraordinary crisis and its greater meaning about the relationship between humankind and Mother Earth. Directed by George Langworthy and Maryam Heinen.

Introduced by Christopher Head, Managing Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with filmmakers George Langworthy and Maryam Henein follows screeening.

Reception hosted by Häagen-Dazs precedes screening at 7:00. Häagen-Dazs’s Vanilla Honey

Bee ice cream will be available as well as other refreshments.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW

(METRO: Dupont Circle, Q St. exit)

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