VIFF film "More Than Honey"

Einstein supposedly said: "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years left to live."

Learn more about this relevant issue by viewing the latest VIFF film "More than Honey" and then meetup with others afterward to chat.

Hosts Cylia Taryse Wong (and Peter Finch) who have recently completed their beehive keeping training will be on hand (for about 1/2 hour at the cafe) to answer questions and we will invite some experienced beekeepers too.  So if you have questions or just want to mix and mingle, here is your opportunity.

The movie is at Empire Granville 3, begins at 6:20 p.m. and runs for 90 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased online at:
http://www.viff.org/festival/films/f5322-more-honey

Cost: $13 general admission, $11 senior / student / accessible
plus $1 service fee for on line purchase plus $2 VIFF annual membership.

After the movie, meet at Waves Coffee Shop located at 900 Howe Street.  Howe Street runs parallel to Granville Street, so when you get out of the theatre, go south, turn right at the street corner and you'll find Howe Street one block over. The coffee shop is on the southeast corner in the mall.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Cylia

    Thank you Elizabeth for joining us at the cafe. It was good to see everyone and have a little chat about bees after the movie. It was definitely eye-opening. Commercial beekeeping is so brutal on the bees.

    October 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so glad I went! Eye-opening info on how bees are so interconnected to so many of our natural foods. Enjoyed the documentary - very well done.

    October 5, 2012

  • Cylia

    Met Denise, Rick, Mia, Nathalie and ? at the cafe for a quick discussion about bees and their plight. Peter and I were at the head of the line at around 540 p.m. and they let everyone (including us) into the theatre. It was a fantastic movie and I learned way more about the commercial side of beekeeping and the worthiness of Africanized bees -- which seem to be resistant to mites and not likely to be domesticated soon. I hope everyone enjoyed the movie.

    October 4, 2012

    • Denise S.

      That was a very worthwhile film, as was learning even more afterwards from Peter and Cylia, to whom thanks for organizing. Nice to see everyone: Nathalie, Mia, Elizabeth, Rick, Cylia, Peter, hope I didn't forget anyone!

      October 4, 2012

    • Dora

      I came to see the movie w a friend of mine and we were in a shock on the cruelty involved to these sweet and hardworking little creatures, my heart is still hurting. As a vegan i knew about certain issues and haven't bought honey over 5 yrs but this documentation uncovered a whole lot more than i ever imagined. We came by the cafe after but haven't seen the group yet and left but thank you so much for bring attention to this film, i will refer it to my friends!

      October 4, 2012

  • Cylia

    I have closed the RSVPs now as I will be printing the list, in case a few meetup folks meet me in line. If we don't sit together, see you at the cafe -- Waves -- around the corner.

    October 4, 2012

    • Denise S.

      Which street is the Waves on? Go down Granville to Robson, or to Smithe?

      October 4, 2012

  • Dora

    do i have to buy ticket online or can buy at door? looking forward to this event, it will give us very important information !!

    September 24, 2012

    • Cylia

      I suggest you buy your tickets beforehand and don't be disappointed if they sell out.

      October 2, 2012

    • Dora

      thanks, got the ticket!

      October 3, 2012

  • Cylia

    I purchased 2 tickets online today and they are categorized as limited, so don't wait and be disappointed. I located a nearby coffee shop -- Waves @ 900 Howe Street where we can meet and chat afterwards about bees, etc. I hope it isn't too busy as I cannot make a reservation as I don't know how many will be going to for a cuppa tea/soy chai ???

    October 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have seen this film and it is AMAZING! Even if you think you know about bees, there's so much mind-boggling information and amazing footage in this film you will be satisfied.
    I love how the film really honours bees and seems to have an anti-exploitation/liberation undercurrent (pleased me, as a vegan)!

    October 1, 2012

    • Nancy

      That's a fabulous endorsement, Alissa. I figured it had to be good if it got into the VIFF. Thanks for letting us know!

      October 1, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Other features not to miss: Leviathan and Bestiare. Both are extremely powerful non-narrative mediations on animal industries.

      October 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, I went on the VIFF website, purchased my ticket and looked for the link to pay the $2 membership but there is none. How do I get a membership? Thanks!

    September 17, 2012

    • martin w.

      Hmmm should have been there. You can pick them up at the information tent outside the theatre.

      And VIFF = Vancouver International Film Festival

      September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, what does VIFF stand for and how do I pay the $2 membership fee?

    September 17, 2012

  • Cylia

    I will have a Meatless Meetup sign and will try to join the lineup outside at 6 p.m. so if others want to join me & Peter, please find us and we will sit together. We plan to pre-purchase our tickets online.

    September 16, 2012

    • Nancy

      As far as I know, if you haven't purchased in advance online, entrance is not guaranteed, right?

      September 16, 2012

    • Cylia

      That is correct, people should purchase tickets in advance (on line) or take the risk that they are sold out.

      September 16, 2012

  • martin w.

    Please note: one needs a Film Festival membership which is $2 as these films are not rated by the film board. (It's not a cash grab, just a work around for the extra layer of bureaucratic stuff that happens in order to show films in BC.)

    September 16, 2012

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