More Than Honey

Best Documentary Film 2013 - Awarded

More Than Honey

by Markus Imhoof

All over the world bees have been dying for the past three years. Opinions are divided over the causes but one thing is certain: this is about more than a few dead insects and there is much more at stake than just honey. Searching for answers, the film embarks on a journey to meet a host of different people and places that depend on bees: from a Swiss beekeeper to California’s giant almond plantations, a bee brain researcher in Berlin, a pollen trader in China and the killer bees in the Arizona desert. Everyone talks about how the bees are disappearing. The film tells the story of their lives – and ours.

Production: Thelma Film AG, zero one film GmbH, Allegro Film Produktions GmbH, Ormenis Film AG, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producer: Pierre-Alain Meier, Thomas Kufus, Helmut Grasser, Markus Imhoof
Executive Producer: Pierre-Alain Meier, Thomas Kufus, Helmut Grasser

Written by: Markus Imhoof, Kerstin Hoppenhaus
Cinematography: Jörg Jeshel, Attila Boa
Editing: Anne Fabini
Location Sound Mix: Dieter Meyer
Sound Editing: Nils Kirchhoff
Sound Design: Nils Kirchhoff
Rerecording Sound Mix: Bernhard Maisch
Music: Peter Scherer
Compositing: Thomas Lehmann


U.a. Bayerischer Filmpreis für den besten Dokumentarfilm 2013, Solothurner Filmtage 2013 (Prix du Public), Österreichischer Filmpreis für beste Tongestaltung 2013, Zürcher Filmpreis 2012, IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2012, Vancouver International Film Festival 2012, TIFF Toronto International Film Festival 2012, Festival del film Locarno 2012

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