28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Nina de Vroome
original title: Globes
country: Belgium
year: 2021
running time: 96 min.


The informative and playful essay starts with a birth. A birth of a bee. It closely and curiously follows its entire lifecycle, which is more and more significantly impacted by human activity. Humans can draw inspiration from the organization of bee communities and respectful way in which the insect populates its territory. The film moves from the bee larva to global problems, which are crucial for the future of this planet, and it intertwines the stories of the two kinds that could not be more different from each other from the outside view. Yet, in fact, they have been connected since the very beginning of civilization by a very fragile bond. If this bond gets broken, it could have devastating impacts on both, bees and humans.

"The documentary considers our globalised economy, but also the landscapes around the beehive. The microlevel is thus always connected to the macro-level, the local to the global."


The Flemish artist Nina de Vroome (1989) lives in Brussels and she makes documentaries and video installations. She also likes sound designing and writing for the art web Sabzian. Her graduation film at a Ghent school of arts was called Waves (2013). Her next films - A Sea Change (2016) and A Dog’s Luck (2018) - were screened at festivals in Lyon or Rotterdam.

more about film

director: Nina de Vroome
producer: Lotte Van Craeynest
editing: Dieter Diependaele
music: Jordan Dykstra
sound: Nina de Vroome, Lennert De Taeye
sound design: Sabrina Calmels, Aline Gavroy
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