Pollinator Playlist Highlights Their Impact
Stream free films from past years of DCEFF to learn about pollinators, the challenges facing them, and their impact on our everyday lives. How has beekeeping played an important role in bringing communities together? What is the answer to the mystery of the ghost orchid? Why is the fate of a species of bat intertwined with that of the tequila industry? Find out answers to these questions and more by streaming the films below.
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For the Bees
Festival Year: 2023
Khaled came from war-torn Yemen to Oakland, CA to pursue beekeeping and a better life. But with an increasing amount of uncertainties, life’s not always as sweet as honey.
Chloë Fitzmaurice | US | 16 min
Festival Year: 2020
Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are a young couple who run an urban bee farm in East Detroit to create opportunities for young Detroit natives to overcome adversity.
Palmer Morse & Rachel Weinberg | US | 6 min
Festival Year: 2020
Deep in remote Florida swamps, a team of researchers and photographers have made a new discovery that upends what we thought we knew about the ghost orchid, one of the world’s most iconic flowers, and how it reproduces.
Eric Bendick | US | 16 min
Pollinators Under Pressure
Festival Year: 2018
Features expert voices and diverse points of view who are working in communities to help residents understand the impact of everyday actions on pollinators and their habitats. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Mathew Schmid | US | 15 min
The Bat Man of Mexico
Festival Year: 2015
The Bat Man has been saving the amazing bats of his homeland since childhood. Now his favorite drink, Tequila, is at stake. The bat that pollinates the plant that this famous liquor comes from is in trouble. Narrated by David Attenborough.
Tom Mustill | GB | 59 min
Want more? Here are some additional pollinator-focused films streaming on dceff.org and elsewhere.
The Last Honey Hunter
Portrait of an Urban Beekeeper
The Capital Buzz
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