A Celebration of Pollination is Coming!

OC Food Access Coalition will be having a Celebration of Pollination on March 26th, 2014 at the new Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana. We will be hosting a private screening of Disneynature’s Wings of Life and also have the director in house for a Q&A session after the film. This is an opportunity for those in Orange County to experience the beauty of pollinators and learn more about how we can take preemptive measures to ensure the health and resilience of these creatures.

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The Disneynature film Wings of Life was originally theatrically released in France under the title, Pollen and in the United Kingdom as Hidden Beauty: A Love Story That Feeds the Earth. Wings of Life was director by Emmy-nominated cinematographer and director Louie Schwartzberg. Louie is known for his stunning time-lapse cinematography. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the last 30 years, this artist has captured the beautiful secrets which occur between flowering plants and winged beings. Through Wings of Life, Louie introduces viewers to the more than 1,500 species of pollinators which bring us the fruits and vegetables we consume every day.

Everything from jars of golden honey to boxes of juicy oranges is created from the hard work of bees, hummingbirds, butterflies and bats. These productive creatures are responsible for 1/3 of the crops consumed in The United States. Honeybees alone produced an estimated $19 billion in produce in 2010. This “loves story that feeds the Earth” is threatened by things such as colony collapse disorder and habitat loss all over the world.

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At our private screening you will be able to ask Louie Schwartzberg and local experts about pollinators and also see what The Harvest Club is doing to help keep pollinators buzzing!

To learn more about our Celebration of Pollination & purchase tickets visit: www.ocfoodaccess.org/wol

(Above statistics were provided by www.fws.gov. To learn more about pollinators click here )