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My Garden of a Thousand Bees Documentary Film Screening

Tuesday, July 12 -- 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

See bees like you’ve never seen them before in the PBS Nature documentary, My Garden of a Thousand Bees. Locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, acclaimed wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn set out to record all the bee species in his tiny urban garden in Bristol, England. Filming with one-of-a-kind lenses he forged at his kitchen table, he catalogues more than 60 different species, from Britain’s largest bumblebees to scissor bees the size of mosquitoes. Over long months, Dohrn observes how differences in behavior set different species apart. He eventually gets so close to the bees he can identify individuals by sight, documenting life at their level as we have never seen it before.

Join us in person at the library for this special screening of My Garden of a Thousand Bees and experience the beauty and biodiversity of native bees while learning how to support these important local pollinators. A discussion about the film, local pollinators, and how you can help them survive and thrive will follow the film, led by biology and botany professor and Friends of Fort Williams Ecology Project Manager Andrea Southworth. All are welcome!

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About Martin Dohrn and Passion Pictures

To produce the documentary My Garden of a Thousand Bees, acclaimed wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn teamed up with producer and director David Allen at Passion Pictures. With two Academy Awards, Passion is at the forefront of documentary production specializing in both feature doc productions and landmark natural history productions. Martin Dohrn is an Emmy award-winning, three-time Bafta-nominated filmmaker who has been producing natural history films for more than 30 years. During this time, he has devised game-changing techniques in low-light and macro filming, allowing audiences remarkable new insights into the natural world. David Allen is a five-time Emmy award winner and is recognized as one of the leading directors in his field, creating inspiring range of science and natural history documentaries. 

About Andrea Southworth

Andrea Southworth is a Cape Elizabeth resident and has studied biology, ornithology, horticulture, and entomology. She is the Ecology Project Manager for the Friends of Fort Williams Park, teaches Botany at SMCC, and is an active member of CELT’s Stewardship Committee.  



Tuesday, July 12
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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