Swarm Season (2019)


10 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2019
On the remote volcanic island of Hawaii, 10-year-old Manu and her mother collect wild, endangered bees in order to breed disease-resistant colonies. Her father is protesting the establishment of a gigantic telescope on the sacred mountain Mauna Kea, while on a neighboring mountain, six NASA scientists practice living on Mars. The scientific view of the world and the cosmology of the indigenous people are linked in this nonfiction work that challenges our understanding of nature and ourselves. Director Sarah J. Christman will appear for a post-screening Q&A.

Rutgers Cinema