Bees Are Dying: Let’s Listen to the Experts
Canadian filmmaker Liz Marshall, October–November writer-in-residence at the Historic Joy Kogawa House, and her co-writer Michael Glassbourg are developing a dramatic screenplay that centres around a female protagonist who becomes a passionate bee activist, set against a speculative post-covid future in Alberta. To learn about our planet’s precious pollinators, the threat to bees in the future, and the eerie topic of genetic engineering of bees, we have assembled a panel of bee experts.
Dr. Lora Morandin, Western Canada program director and senior pollinator specialist with Pollinator Partnership Canada.
Brian Campbell, founder of the Bee School and Blessed Bee Apiaries, qualified bee master, qualified master gardener, and heavily involved in pollination and pollinator conservation issues in Richmond and the Lower Mainland.
Lori Weidenhammer, performance artist and educator, author of Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees, with garden plans and specific plant recommendations about bee decline and how to reverse it.
Join us on Sunday, October 18
We are honoured to learn more from these local bee experts and want to share the opportunity with friends, colleagues, and members of Historic Joy Kogawa House. Sign up for this Zoom event on Eventbrite.
When: Sunday, October 18, 11:00am to 12:30pm
Where: Zoom Webinar
Cost: By donation—no one turned away
About Liz Marshall
Liz Marshall, our current writer-in-residence, is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker. Since the 1990s she has written, produced, directed, and filmed diverse international and socially conscious documentaries. Her work has been released theatrically, been broadcast globally, made available digitally, and has screened for hundreds of grassroots communities around the globe.
Marshall’s visionary feature-length films explore social justice and environmental themes through strong characters. The impact of Liz’s critically acclaimed documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013) is reflected in an extensive global evaluation report funded by the Doc Society.
Marshall’s current feature documentary Meat The Future (2020), chronicles the birth of the “clean” “cultured” “cell-based” meat industry in America through the eyes of pioneer Dr. Uma Valeti.
Previous titles include Midian Farm (2018), Water On The Table (2010), the HIV/AIDS trilogy for the Stephen Lewis Foundation (2007), the War Child Canada / MuchMusic special Musicians in the Warzone (2001), and the 1995 music documentary archive of folk-icon Ani DiFranco.
Visit her website at lizmars.com.