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Colony, a documentary about honeybees.


Carter Gunn and Ross McDonnell’s feature documentary Colony explores the crisis of bees through people, whose struggles come to serve as a metaphor for those of bees. The story centers on the Seppis, a religious family in California struggling to keep its hives in a collapsing economy, and also explores the various attempts by veteran beekeepers to solve the scientific mystery of colony collapse disorder. It’s a gripping family drama in more than one way.

Earth cannot exist without bees, and bees cannot exist without earth.