74 min.

Directed by Rajani Mani, COLONIES IN CONFLICT is about the state of wild bees in a rapidly developing urban ecosystem in India. The filmmaker, Rajani Mani follows, for the first time ever, migratory giant Asian honeybees to uncover how human progress is driving native bee species to the point of no return. In trying to save these unique open nesting bee colonies in her community from being decimated Rajani inadvertently stumbles into the world of wild bees. She discovers that we have very less time to reverse the catastrophe we started, but every species stopped from extinction would help hedge our bets in an uncertain future.
 

WINNER Independent Production Award, Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2022

FINALIST Jackson Wild Media Awards 2022

EXCELLENCE Nature Without Borders International Film Festival 2022

NOMINATED Van Lawick Conservation Award, Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2022

OFFICIAL SELECTION Matsalu Nature Film Festival 2022

OFFICIAL SELECTION Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2022

OFFICIAL SELECTION All Living Things Environmental Film Festival 2022

OFFICIAL SELECTION Seattle Film Festival 2022