“The Guardians” documentary about the precarious state of monarchs’ overwintering habitat in Mexico to release during National Pollinator Week

Many affiliates have hosted screenings of awe-inspiring, and sometimes disturbing, films like Wings of LifeFlight of the ButterfliesA Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumble BeeQueen of the SunHometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature HomeVanishing of the Bees; and Bee Movie.

Now, there is a new, quieter film, about the challenges of preserving the monarchs’ overwintering sanctuaries while sustaining human communities. Monarch ecologist Dr. Lincoln Brower calls it “an eye-opener for conservation advocates.” 

The producers are releasing this documentary, The Guardians, this summer in honor of National Pollinator Week. 

Bee City USA has partnered with the filmmakers on their national screening tour. They are offering our Bee Cities and Campuses a 30% discount on the screening kit, which includes everything you need to a host a successful screening event centered on pollinator conservation–a license to screen the film, printed posters and postcards, a DVD & digital file of the film, discussion guide and digital promotional materials.with an exciting new documentary film. 

We think the film is a powerful tool for Bee City/Campus USA affiliates to engage their communities in discussion about pollinator conservation. Already, Bee Campuses and Cities in Washington, New Mexico, Ohio, Missouri, Georgia, North Carolina, Oregon and New Jersey have lined up to host screenings. Because the film is in Spanish with English subtitles, it offers a rare opportunity to engage local Latino communities in conversation about pollinator conservation.

To see a private screener of the film to inform your decision or if you just have questions, please email the film’s director at [email protected].

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