In the rainforests of Malaysia, the Tualang tree stands high above all others, hosting hives of Asiatic Giant Bees that pollinate hundreds of plant species. Once a year, 85-year-old rice farmer Salleh Mohammad Nor and his team of honey hunters set out to scale these 60 meter tall trees in the forests of Pedu, Kedah. They only have a brief window of time to harvest their prize: one of the highest grades of honey in the world. Steeped in traditional beliefs and practices, the honey hunters take us on a journey to discover how ancient know-how may offer the key to understanding the science behind the giant bees.
Screening time: Saturday, May 6, 11:24 pm , The Shedd Recital Hall
Length: 24 min.
Director: Abdul Hamid Abdullah
Producer: Ira Rakiz Tuffile
Producer Web site: http://mataviareka.com/
Distributor: National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS)
Distributor Web site: http://www.finas.gov.my/