COLONIES IN CONFLICT
73min 30sec | English | Tamil
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Directed by Rajani Mani, this film is about the state of wild bees in a rapidly developing urban ecosystem in India.
The filmmaker follows, for the first time ever, migratory giant Asian honeybees to uncover how human progress is driving native bee species to the point of no return. In trying to save these unique open nesting bee colonies in her community from being decimated Rajani inadvertently stumbles into the world of wild bees. She discovers that we have very less time to reverse the catastrophe we started, but every species stopped from extinction would help hedge our bets in an uncertain future.