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Documentary of my work in Uganda and Rwanda

 
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Little Honey Man
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Location: Rwanda

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: Documentary of my work in Uganda and Rwanda Reply with quote

Hey fellow beeks!

Long time! Just wanted to share a short documentary of my work in Uganda and Rwanda.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tv/tvshows/a-singaporean-abroad-s3/lesster-leow/2171516.html#.VhNKfDeFW8s.mailto

Do enjoy the half hour show.

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Patrick Thomas
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Location: Florida, USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This looks excellent so far.

I will finish watching when I go to bed a little later.

Can't wait!

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Patrick Thomas
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, I finished watching.

It was very impressive, educational and uplifting.

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Barbara
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lesster

The story of your work in Africa is really inspirational and uplifting and you deserve to be greatly commended for it. Especially the sustainable way that you have structured the business for both the people and the bees. What you have achieved really is tremendous.

Sadly the one thing that let the documentary down was the repeated reference to "killer bees", which does our insect friends such an injustice. It's a shame that a programme extolling the virtues of education with regard to bees, then perpetuates this stigma and misconception. I appreciate that the production of this documentary was probably beyond your control and you may also have had similar concerns about the phrase. It's just unfortunate that the media has to over sensationalise these things. Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Sincerest best wishes to you for your continued good work.

Barbara
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Little Honey Man
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Barbara,
Thanks for your kind and supporting words.

Yes, you are right about the way they potray these beautiful insects. I was sadden by it too. Alas I could not do anything about them sensationalizing them. I guess it's all about ratings for these show people.

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Smorning
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:57 am    Post subject: Great film Reply with quote

What a great film what a difference you have made in Rwanda truly inspirational and all my best for the future
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Little Honey Man
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Great film Reply with quote

Smorning wrote:
What a great film what a difference you have made in Rwanda truly inspirational and all my best for the future


Thanks for your kind words.

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