“No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” ― Ingmar Bergman
For many of us, a great deal of the working day is spent reading – email after email, article after report.
But as we consume more and more information, there’s often a feeling of something missing. Weary, overstimulated and overwhelmed, how often do we give ourselves the chance to ask: what do I think? How do I feel?
This is why we’re launching ‘Film Club’, a chance to step back from the relentless rhythms of 9 to 5 and delve into something different. Film gives us a unique opportunity to feel. Each week, we’ll show you a short film that’s moved us beyond the day – meaningful stories that inspire us to pause, think and feel. Look up from your emails this lunch break and enjoy.
When Eric Grandon discovered beekeeping, he had no idea that the bees would give him the power to transform both his own life, and the lives of many others.
Beekeeping is a lifesaving form of therapy for Grandon, a U.S. Army veteran who suffers from PTSD after 20 years in combat. For the past several years, Eric has invited other trauma survivors to his farm so they could experience the healing powers of beekeeping.
Directed by Erin Brethauer and Tim Hussin, Eric and the Bees is a moving portrayal of trauma, unlikely peace, and the quiet beauty of helpfulness.
“It’s like walking through a door and you’re sick on one side and completely healed on the other.”