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Petaluma Film Series resumes at Aqus Café

Vanishing of the Bees screening February 13th at the Petaluma Film Series takes a piercing investigative look at the wroldwide disappearance of the honeybee population.

The Petaluma Film Series organized by Peter deKramer is back for its winter 2011 season with films shown every Sunday at Aqus Café in Petaluma.  DeKramer has built a real community, uniting film buffs and concerned citizens in Petaluma through screenings addressing issues of concern.  Every screening concludes with a lively conversation, generally a Q & A with the filmmakers or film sponsor in the relaxed atmosphere of the café.  The winter 2011 season will focus on environmental issues.  Previous screenings have addressed issues as far flung as adoption,

On February 13th  Vanishing of the Bees, directed by George Langworthy and Maryann Henein, will screen at 7 pm.  Honey bees have been disappearing across the planet, vanishing form their hives.  Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to a crisis. Filmed across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia in 2008-2009, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth.  The 90 minute film follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S.  The film is co-presented by Daily Acts

To see a full schedule of films, visit www.petalumafilmsseries.org 

Details: films are shown most Sundays of the month at 7 pm at Aqus Café, 2nd & H Streets, Petaluma.  Admission is free but a $4 donation is suggested.  www.petalumafilmseries.org

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