Dir. Nujoom Aljhanem | UAE | 2016 | 86 mins
Aisha, Fatima and Ghareeb are amongst the best known honey specialists in the northern parts of the UAE.
Ghareeb has established a modernised sanctuary at the top of the mountains, where he can be in control of the surrounding environment and protect his honeybees. By contrast, Fatima and Aisha prefer to roam the mountains freely to find the highest-quality, natural honey.
Meanwhile, the bees are coping with climate change, survival challenges and the production of honey. Involuntarily, the bees have become integral to the lives of Aisha, Fatima and Ghareeb. But for how long and to what extent can the bees continue to provide?
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
Every feature length film at EFFA 2017 is screening with an Australian short. Mark Pearce's Looking After Our Food is screening before this session. Tasmanian beekeepers Bob Davey and Hedley Hoskinson are serious about protecting precious, honey-producing, leatherwood rainforests which are essential to the island state’s unique food industry.