SIFF looks at food

Food People Take Note
As The Stranger’s Bethany Jean Clement points out in a recent Slog entry, included in  the lineup for this year’s the Seattle International Film Festival are a significant number of films that concern food, farming or eating.

I have already got tickets for French film “After Winter, Spring” and for Swiss film “More than Honey”, both documentaries.  As Bethany notes, I heard a lot of talk about this film, (which in French is titled “Des Abeilles et des Hommes” , or “Of Bees and Men”)  from farmers and others worried about the state of the environment during my recent trip to France.  Coming at the same time as recent action by the EU to ban neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been linked to the decline in world bee populations, this film seems especially timely.

Although I am a little reticent to take credit for that pun.

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