July 26, 2017
Last June Diedie Weng visited the beekeeper and his wife to show them the finished film. Here her thoughts on it:
This June, I went to see the beekeeper and his wife. It was strange to be back in their home. It felt like no time had passed. Though some of the surrounding have changed, the climate and the rhythm of the beekeeper’s work stayed the same. They have a new kitten and quite a few rabbits instead of the pigs. It was raining in the valley most of the time when I was there. No children were home to help the beekeeper and his wife out, so I gave them a hand. I spent one morning helping them cut up the queen bee's eggs to fetch royal jelly.
I showed them the final film. They really loved it, they said "it is very real." After the scene with his mom, the beekeeper breathed a deep sigh like a long wind through the dark night, and then his eyes went red. Since their family lost the goose a while ago, the wife said: "Without this film, we wouldn't see the goose again, this naughty and silly goose.“ The beekeeper said: “Maofu would have become very good with the bees by now if he had stayed.” But Maofu is still in Beijing with am unstable job, and both of them are very anxious about his marital status.
March 07, 2017
The US audience gets another opportunity to watch our film at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC on 3/20 at the AFI theatre. http://dceff.org/film/beekeeper-and-his-son-the
March 06, 2017
Our Dutch Premiere is at CinemaAsia Film Festival in Amsterdam. Kriterion, Friday, March 10, 15:40 and Sunday, March 12, 17:30. More information
January 12, 2017
Join us in Solothurn - Diedie will be present for both screenings:Saturday, January 21, 9.30am - Palace Wednesday, January 25, 12/noon - Canva Club
October 29, 2016
We are happy to announce that The Beekeeper and his Son will have its North America Premiere at the amazing DOC NYC Festival in New York.
August 31, 2016
And yet another film festival where you can enjoy The Beekeeper and his Son: The film will be screening at the Nara International Film Festival in Japan (September 17th – 22nd).
August 31, 2016
We are happy to announce that The Beekeeper and his Son will be screening at the International Documentary Festival (EIDF) in Seoul, South Korea.