Communication Studies News

Driver Lecture Features Filmmaker Richard Robinson

October 21, 2009
Free event includes showing of 'The Beekeepers'

LYNCHBURG ó Randolph College will host filmmaker Richard Robinson Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Leggett 537. Robinsonís "The Beekeepers" will be shown. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Robinsonís career began in photography. His portraits, editorials, and architectural shots have appeared in publications such as Washington Post Magazine, Southern Accents Magazine, and the Smithsonian Magazine. He has featured College alumnae in his portraits. "The Beekeepers" is his first film.

Inspired from his 10 years as a beekeeper, the film looks at Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which Robinson first encountered in the Netherlands. The film focuses on the 3,000 year old practice of beekeeping and the current situation of bees and beekeepers in todayís society, with interviews from CCD discoverer David Hackenburg and NASAís Wayne Esaias. The film won Best Documentary Short at the Altanta Film Festival and has screened at Sundance, HotDocs, and Vancouver International Film Festival.

A movie discussion with Robinson will follow the screening.

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