Film highlights why `honey' makes the world go round

02 December 2013

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2 December 2013

Woking LA21, with the support of Woking Borough Council, will be hosting a free screening of the film `More Than Honey' in the Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, on Monday 9 December at 7pm.

The feature length film (97 minutes) brings sharply into focus the current bee crisis where numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world with 50% to 90% of bees having disappeared over the past 15 years. With one in three mouthfuls of the food we eat and 80% of plant species dependent on pollination, the honey bee is as indispensable to the economy as it is to man's survival.

Narrated by British film legend, John Hurt, and directed by Oscar nominated Markus Imhoof (winner of numerous best documentary awards across international film festivals), More Than Honey is a provocative, yet touching, tale of what may happen if bees become extinct.

Hilary Griffiths, spokesperson for Woking LA21, said: "We are planning to add a local element to the evening by hosting a brief, post-film discussion, as well as providing an update on LA21's plans for local biodiversity enhancement. Also in attendance will be founder member and bee keeping expert at Black Horse Apiaries in Hook Heath, John Hamer, who will be on hand to answer any questions."

The film will be screened for free without a licence charge, following negotiations between the Guildford Woking and Waverley branch of the Friends of the Earth group and the distributors. The screening forms part of Friends of the Earth's `Bee Cause' Campaign, which aims to encourage the Government to start a National Pollinator Review.

Doors for the free screening will open at 6.45pm ready for a prompt 7pm start; places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For more information about the film, visit www.morethanhoney.co.uk

For more information about Woking LA21, visit www.wokingla21.wordpress.com, phone 01483 743413 or email hilarygriffiths@hotmail.com

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