Der Imker

Best Documentary Film 2014 - Nominated


by Mano Khalil

The moving story of a beekeeper’s fate. He lost everything in the turmoil of the Turkish-Kurdish war: his wife and children, his homeland and, with the loss of over 500 colonies of bees, also his livelihood. The only thing remaining is his love of bees and his unwavering trust in individual human beings, regardless of origin. Following a long odyssey fraught with deprivation, the beekeeper finds his way back to his passion in Switzerland.

Khalil Mano

Frame Film GmbH Bern, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Zürich, ARTE Strasbourg Cedex

Cinematography: Khalil Mano, Bossert Steff
Editing: Bachmann Thomas
Locationsoundmix: Cici Weli
Soundediting: Bachmann Thomas
Sounddesign: Büttikofer Rolf
Rerecordingsoundmix: Büttikofer Rolf
Music: Batkovic Mario


10th Dubai International Film Festival, 2nd Duhok International Film Festival, 19th Festival della Lessinia, Freistadt Festival # 26 Der neue Heimatfilm, 66° Festival del film Locarno, 7. Fünf Seen Filmfestival, 28. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München, 48. Solothurner Filmtage

Der Imker