Toxic Bees- Human Intervention

by LAI Yen-ming

"Toxic Bees- Human Intervention, the sequel to Taiwan Public Television Service's Toxic Bees- Nature's Mayday in 2014, continues to tackle environmental sustainability issues. Apart from tracing the mystery of bees disappearing worldwide, this film builds stronger scientific links between pollution, human health, and bees.
The documentary took 18 months to investigate pesticide misuse, revealing the difficulties and pressures faced by beekeepers committed to environmental protection, scientists supporting pesticide control, and scholars concerned about public health. It also portrays how these people, acting with their conscience, advocate new ideas while fighting against the oligopolies that control the agricultural supply chain.
Furthermore, the documentary extends its reach from Taiwan to other countries filled with controversy over pesticide use, such as Japan and the United State. By interviewing people on site, the film covers these contested issues from all angles."

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

2018 GREEN IMAGE FILM FESTIVAL, Japan
2018 Ekotopfilm - Envirofilm 2018, Slovakia
2018 New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films™, Environment & Ecology


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Running Time: 59 mins
Year of Completion: 2018
Director: LAI Yen-ming

ABOUT DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

LAI Yen-ming

LAI Yen-ming started his career as a visual director and has served in a number of major broadcasters in Taiwan. With expertise in directing, he has produced several international co-production documentaries. His works have been recognized by many international awards, including New York Film Festival, Jackson Hole Media Award, FIPA, and BANFF Rockie Awards. He is the executive producer of The Asia Pitch (TAP), a judge of the Asian TV Awards (ATA), and the producer & section chief of International Dept. in Taiwan Public Television Service.