Gifford “What If…” film- Queen of the Sun

May 14, 2013 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Queen of the Sun (2011) (82 min)
Directed by Taggart Siegel

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 with nature.


In collaboration with the Rosamond Gifford Foundation, ArtRage Gallery will screen films depicting community efforts to improve their communities and the world. The spring series of three films will begin in March and run thru May 2013. Films were selected by a committee of community members and are shown twice at different days and times followed by a facilitated discussion. All films are free to the public. No reservation is required.

Partnering organizations for the spring “What If…” Film Series are Alchemical Nursery, Baltimore Woods Nature Center, Cooperative Federal: Syracuse’s community development credit union, Montessori School of Syracuse, The New School, Northside UP, Slow Food CNY  and the Syracuse Area Beekeepers Club.