The Beekeeper and his Son

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July 26, 2017

News from the beekeeper and his wife

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

DCEFF: Environmental FF in Washington DC

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.

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

Solothurner Filmtage 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

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October 29, 2016

North American Premier at DOC NYC

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.

  • Sunday, November 13th, 2016, 07:15 PM, Cinepolis Chelsea

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August 31, 2016

The Beekeeper and his Son in Japan

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).

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August 31, 2016

The Beekeeper and his Son at EIDF

We are happy to announce that The Beekeeper and his Son will be screening at the International Documentary Festival (EIDF) in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Monday, August 22nd, 24.35
  • Tuesday, August 23rd, 19.30, Arthouse MOMO 2nd Hall
  • Thursday, August 25th, 15.00, Arthouse MOMO 2nd Hall

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