On the island of Hawaii, Manu and her mother collect wild bees to breed disease-resistant colonies, as her father protests on the sacred mountain Mauna Kea against the establishment of a gigantic telescope. Meanwhile, NASA scientists practice living on Mars as the Kilauea volcano quivers fatefully.
Juxtaposing science and Indigenous cosmology, Sarah Christman’s sensorial documentary is beguilingly embedded in the environmental and spiritual ecosystem of Hawaii. Guided by the buzzing honey bees, this intriguing film probes the interconnectedness between humans and nature, Earth and outer space.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Abbas Kiarostami,Mania Akbari, 2002, Iran
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Louis Malle, 1985, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States