Queen Of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?
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Queen Of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?
QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What we don't get in "Queen of the Sun'' is anyone suggesting there might be some merit to how agribusiness is conducted."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"This hard-working film may not be a balm, but it can help."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"See it, and you'll never look at those little creatures buzzing about in quite the same way."
‑ Brent Simon, Shockya.com
"Informative documentary contains an alarming message."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"What Queen of the Sun lacks in narrative, Siegel mostly makes up for with his camera"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
""Queen" sheds much-needed light on a disaster in progress."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"'Queen of the Sun" is a beautiful nature film, with gorgeous, multicolored shots of bees and flowers. It also is a well-made documentary about the troubles of the honeybee."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Alarming and insightful, offering a rare glimpse into insects in crisis."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"A both alarming and inspiring tale of the humble creature that has been around for 150 million years and is essential to our existence. A marvelous documentary incorporating investigative reporting and an artist's vision of nature."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"It delivers a message of urgency: Make speed to heed the bees."
‑ Jennifer Merin, About.com
"Rich subject matter and persuasive presentation make this visually appealing nature documentary worth buzzing about."
‑ David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"What it is doing, and beautifully, is making a sunny and optimistic case for why the world is worth saving, via gorgeous imagery and poetic appreciations of the bees themselves."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"Instead of going all Al Gore and casting stones from his soap box, Siegel takes an evenhanded approach in getting both sides of the story..."
‑ Michael C. Walsh, Boston Phoenix
"There's half of two good films in Queen Of The Sun, but they're not quite the same film."
‑ Sam Adams, AV Club
"One of the most beautifully filmed documentaries that I've ever seen."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
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