UnLonely Film Festival 5

Eric and the Bees

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.

THIS FILM CONTAINS SCENES OR DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTURBING, INCLUDING military imagery that some viewers may find triggering if recovering from post-conflict PTSD. MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

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Meet the Filmmakers

What is their why?

“We believe in the spirit of being helpful. And we believe that it’s difficult to help someone else in a meaningful way. You have to be tuned in to who they are and what their needs are. We wanted to highlight what true helpfulness looks like.”

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Erin Brethauer is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and photographer based in San Francisco. Before moving to the Bay Area, Brethauer was a staff newspaper photojournalist for nearly a decade. Her current work explores the personal effects of climate change and life after incarceration.

Tim is a photographer and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker based in San Francisco. As a video columnist and filmmaker at the San Francisco Chronicle, he co-produced and directed a weekly video column and the newspaper’s first feature film. His current primary projects look at the personal effects of natural disasters, gun violence in the Bay Area, life after incarceration, and the unintended consequences of technology on modern urban life.

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What do you connect with to de-stress and to find purpose or meaning?  Do you prioritize this kind of creative self-care as a strategy for your overall health and wellness? And if not, why not?

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