by Louis Virtel, published on May 24, 2011 - 3:10 PM|
About five years ago, stories began circulating that honeybee colonies were collapsing in staggering numbers. Turns out the buzzing little Blind Melon mascots are partly responsible for one-third of our diet, which means the continuing demise of the species is catastrophic. In the new documentary The Vanishing of the Bees, which premiered Sunday night in L.A., more is learned about the ramifications of Colony Collapse Disorder; Ellen Page narrates!
These beautiful little beings supply us with one-third of our food, and they are quickly vanishing, Page said at the premiere. [The message of the film] is clearly here are imbalances weve created with our modern industrialized agriculture system and how were hurting the life that gives us life and have lost that sense of connectedness. Hopefully, despite it being frightening, and it should be frightening, theres an opportunity here to regain that sense of connectedness.
The movie comes out on DVD and VOD June 7.