SWARM SEASON

85 min, 2019

On a remote volcanic island, ten year old Manu and her mother catch swarms of wild honeybees in order to breed disease resistant colonies. Her father is taking part in a native Hawaiian movement to protect the sacred Mauna Kea mountain from the construction of a massive telescope. Meanwhile, the Kilauea volcano is stirring. 

The intricate workings of the honeybee hive offer a prismatic view of a precarious reality for Hawaii and beyond. If honeybees -- one of the most resilient and cooperative species on the planet -- are being pushed to the point of extinction, what kind of future do humans have on earth?


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