Mano Khalil / Switzerland / 2013 / 107 mins / Kurdish, Swiss German and German with English subtitles / Documentary
Ibrahim Gezer, an immigrant from Kurdistan, loves bees. They have been the constant throughout his life, from upheaval and war in his homeland, to his new home in Switzerland where his hives now dot the slopes of the Alps. Throughout family separation and migrant woes, Ibrahim is able to draw comfort and wisdom from his buzzing charges, even in the face of his worst fears. The Beekeeper is a beautiful human portrait of a remarkable individual set in the stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps.