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Bee The Change Campaign utilizes the documentary Vanishing of the Bees to raise awareness about bees and our environment, inspiring people into action
235 backers pledged $11,292 to help bring this project to life.

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DVD Update

Posted by Maryam Henein (Creator)
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Strategy Summit update

Posted by Maryam Henein (Creator)

Dear Honey Bee and Mother Earth supporters,

I am writing to you from the 'friendly skies' bound to NYC where Working Films and the Natural Resources Defense Council will be hosting a strategy summit on bee-half of the film. Participants include Burt's Bees, National Audubon Society, Bioneers and Slow Food USA. We will spend the day discussing how these organizations can use our film to advance their missions and how they can help us bring the film out to the general public.

As you may know it take a lot of work to make a documentary. We're pushing four years!

We thank you for all your support.

Pledges are still coming in and we need it. Some of our goals include hiring a publicisit, editing an educational version for our campus tour and bringing the film to theaters in the spring. We played it safe by setting $10,000 as a our goal, but the truth is we need about $100,000. So let's see how much more we can raise before National Honey Bee Day August 21st.

If interested, we are asking organizations and concerned citizens to disperse an email to their social networks on National Honey Bee Day. Email us at info@vanishingbees.com and we cand send you our blast. We want to create a big buzz.

We look forward to sharing the film with you very soon!!!!!!!

thank you for your support.

Hive Mentality Rules

Posted by Maryam Henein (Creator)

Dear Backers,

Thank you soooo much for your support. We played it safe and set a goal of $10,000 and we made it. YOU made it possible~!!!!

We are off to attend a strategy summit in NYC on Aug 20, which will be hosted by the NRDC. Audubon Society, Burt's Bees, Sustainable Table, Bioneers and Garden of Life are just some of the attendees. We then will be launching our Bee the Change campaign on National Honey Bee Day August 21 whereupon concerned citizens and organizations will be setting up screenings all over the world!

Upon my return to Los Anglees (i am taking a few weeks to go see my 95 year old grandmother in Toronto and celebrate my niece's three year old birthay in Montreal) I will start sending out your gifts~! Please be patient they will likely arrive in beginning of October.

Also, we are still raising money to hopefully have a theatrical release by February. So since we have a few more days for this campaign we will continue to welcome pledges...

Thank you! We are working hard to be in service to the message the bees have to impart.

Every day is truly a gift.

Ellen Page Speaks About the Film

Posted by Maryam Henein (Creator)

Now there is no stopping me with updates!

Just kidding. We had a couple false starts here to get this up and running.

As I type this, George and I are in Topanga (where he lives and keeps our hives) making some last finishing touches with the b-roll. Those are the images one lays over synchronous footage so that a documentary doesn't just consist of talking heads. The film is looking good!

Thank you for your support and for those who upped your pledges. Please pass this around!

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