SINOPSIS

After millions of bees suddenly died in the state of Campeche, Mexico, the Mayan beekeeping communities and their representatives decided to organize to find the cause and confront the authorities and the transnational company Monsanto, who have put their subsistence in danger by the sowing transgenic soy in their territory.

 
Director
Adriana Otero Puerto, Robin Canul Suárez
Production & Script
Adriana Otero Puerto
Photography Director
Maricarmen Sordo Aguilar
Edition
Jairo Mukul Alcocer
Sound Design & Original Music
Alberto Palomo Torres
México          2019          Spanish - Maya          68 mins
english & portuguese subtitles

LEYDY PECH

BEEKEEPER
Collective of Mayan communities of the Chenes.

GUSTAVO HUCHIN

BEEKEEPER

Collective of Mayan communities of the Chenes.

ADRIANA OTERO 

PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR

ROBIN CANUL

DIRECTOR

WHAT IS SAID ABOUT THE FILM?

"The documentary What happened to the bees? Is very important, it gives the opportunity to put on the table everything that happens in relation to bees in other regions, since it can be seen in many places, where we cannot go , and hopefully people can join us in defending the rights for the bees and the people that day by day struggle with it for the environmental well being. Not only is the fight of the peasants or the beekeepers, the defense of bees must be a fight of all for our environment, for the conservation of our forests and our medicinal plants and for the peasant economy. "

Leydy Pech, Magazine Proceso 
May 2020

Our message is that through this organization incredible things can be achieved or that at some point they may seem complicated. First of all, the organization of the Mayan communities managed to get this issue to the Supreme Court, which was magnificent. It is also a reference to how the bees work in a community, in the hive, everyone cooperates  as a team to sustain their hive.”

Adriana Otero, Magazine SinEmbargo.mx

May 2020

" The growth of this agricultural model is soaking up other towns as well as affecting their day to day such as the beekeeping lifestyle which is beneficial not only for the economy but also for the land and as an identity. For that reason I decided to document what is happening and what is happening even faster"

Robin Canul, Pie de Página
October 2019

“My relationship with bees is something very beautiful, because it is something ancestral that comes from generation to generation. For me the relationship with bees is to relate to all of nature: we are talking about water, mountains, air, everything. The bees are something that gives us life, that give us sustenance and I feel they are part of us, I love them like nature itself, because I take care of them and they give me profit. ”

Gustavo Huchin, Magazine Quixe

October 2019

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