Queen of the Sun

Queen of the Sun

Director: Taggart Siegel Cast: Gunther Hauk, Michael Pollan, Dr. Vandana Shiva

DVD (Wide Screen)

$19.99

Overview

In 2006, beekeepers around the world began reporting a strange and troubling phenomenon -- the population of their hives was shrinking dramatically, with the insects disappearing for reasons unknown to their minders, and in time close to a third of the world's honeybee population had seemingly vanished. While this was of great concern to people who produced honey for market, they were not the only ones worried; bees help pollinate many major cash crops, including a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans, and what's come to be known as Colony Collapse Disorder has far-reaching consequences for the international agricultural community. With bees involved in the growth of 40 percent of the world's food, restoring the global bee population is of crucial importance, and filmmaker Taggart Siegel examines the role of bees in agriculture and the ecosystem, leading theories about CCD, possible solutions, and the theories of Rudolf Steiner in the documentary Queen of the Sun. In the 1920s, Steiner was a leading biologist who believed the crossbreeding of honeybees could lead to the doom of the species; over 80 years later, are Steiner's notions becoming reality? Queen of the Sun was an official selection at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2012
UPC: 0736211214553
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Music Box Films
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:22:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gunther Hauk Participant
Michael Pollan Participant
Vandana Shiva Participant
Raj Patel Participant
Carlo Petrini Participant
Horst Kornberger Participant
Jeffrey Smith Participant
Johannes Wirz Participant
May Berenbaum Participant
Michael Thiele Participant
Yvon Achard Participant
Gunther Friedmann Participant
Scott Black Participant
Hugh Wilson Participant
David Heaf Participant
Jacqueline Freeman Participant

Technical Credits
Taggart Siegel Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Producer
Jon Betz Editor,Producer
Noah Dorsey Associate Producer
Michelle Hwang Animator
Ryan Mauk Sound/Sound Designer
George Mitchell Associate Producer
Mike Quinn Associate Producer
Chris Rodgers Animator
Chris Rodgers Animator
Jami Sieber Score Composer
Donald Siegel Associate Producer
Eric Stolberg Associate Producer
Alyssa Timon Animator
Emma Tripp Animator

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