Garden of a Thousand Bees at SAU

Garden of a Thousand Bees at SAU

1. What is the QC Environmental Film Collection by way of River Motion? (Dennis)

For quite a few years, the group group has partnered with other groups, this kind of as the Eagle See Sierra Club, Joyce and Tony Singh Family members Foundation, and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Metropolitan areas to host typical environmental films, primarily at the Figge Art Museum. Pretty properly attended, with engaging documentaries from around the earth and community reflection speakers who tie the subject areas again to relevance in the QC. This year, River Motion has built participating young generations a critical focus of the film collection, so they’ve partnered with numerous high schools and colleges to host the movie sequence on their campuses. St. Ambrose and Inexperienced Lifetime are the very first campus host for this yr for next Sunday, Jan 29 at 2 PM in Galvin Good Arts Heart.

2. “My Yard of a Thousand Bees” shown by means of Green Everyday living, what is Eco-friendly Lifestyle? (Hannah)

At St. Ambrose University, Green-Existence is an environmental and sustainability club which principally focuses on earning the university additional environmentally welcoming and inexperienced. Inexperienced-life associates and works with other companies, this sort of as River-Motion with the QC environmental movie pageant, to have sustainable and environmentally concentrated actions and occasions for the pupils at St. Ambrose. “My Backyard of a Thousand Bees” will be a great film to clearly show at Ambrose, not only because of to our bee mascot “Barney”, but to carry consideration to additional environmental awareness on campus and an enjoyment for character.

3. What is the showing heading to be about? (Hannah)

“My Garden of a Thousand Bees” is an fascinating film about a wildlife photographer Martin Dorhn filming bees found in his residence back garden in Bristol, England for the duration of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Devoid of the means to leave his residence, Martin discovered a curiosity for the wide variety of bee species he found buzzing all-around his backyard back garden. He took to identifying and filming all of the species from the smallest sweat bee to the largest bumble. It’s a wonderful movie and an quick watch as it is only around 45 minutes in length. I am really wanting forward to this becoming revealed on our campus and I hope that this film and others remaining shown for the film festival will carry a spark of enjoyment for nature to our group.

4. Why did you pick this movie and topic for the demonstrating? (Dennis)

The St. Ambrose Mascot is the Battling Bees, and we are a licensed Bee Campus United states of america, which includes building and defending habitat for bees on campus, as nicely as hosting academic prospects about the relevance of preserving pollinators. We even put in our possess bee hives on campus previous year! So it was only all-natural for us to discover a documentary that aligned with these objectives and values. This documentary seriously speaks to the energy of just one specific building a distinction so we can all combat for the bees.

5. What are the ambitions for the function? (Hannah)

Our ambitions for this party are to very first, on our very own campus have a excellent turnout to support the QC film pageant and Environmentally friendly Lifetime, as properly as help environmental activities and convey recognition to the campus and community. As a legitimate “Bee Campus” in which we are accredited to shield bee species at St. Ambrose, so this motion picture will be a excellent correlation to that and I hope that people in the Quad City communities will have desire in our bee campus internet hosting a superb bee film.

6. How will this movie sequence impression the QC group, higher education campus? (Dennis)

The film collection is made for the general community initial of all to be able to check out some top notch documentary films. A lot of of these movies hone in on matters that are very applicable to the modern day quad towns, from agricultural issues to h2o top quality considerations. Activities taking place in India or Israel actually do have simple implications for our neighborhood communities as effectively. Immediately after each movie, a reflection speaker discusses these applications to the Quad Towns and fields queries from the attendees, so that we can be a much more-educated modern society. At St. Ambrose, this model of civic dialogue and engagement actually emphasizes the University’s goal to be in, of and for the local community. We’re quite excited to see how this wonderful film sequence can assist lay the foundation for the better Quad Metropolitan areas area.

For a lot more facts about this spring 2023 film series, with showings most Sundays at 2 PM, go to