Bee Nation

A documentary film by Lana Šlezić

Visit the film’s website: beenationfilm.com

Lana Šlezić’s Bee Nation is a heart-warming and inspiring film about the First Nations youth and their families in Saskatchewan who compete at their first-ever provincial and national Canadian Spelling Bee. Bee Nation will premiere on Sunday, September 24 at 9 p.m. ET / 9:30 p.m. NT, across Canada on CBC’s weekly point-of-view documentary series CBC DOCS POV.

The Canadian documentary Bee Nation was selected as the opening night film at the 2017 Hot Docs Film Festival. The film has been screened across Canada and has developed collaborative partnerships including Indspire, an indigenous-led charity investing in education and fostering bright futures for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit youth.

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Still from Bee Nation
© 2017 Marta Iwanek / Idle Hunch Ltd.
Still from Bee Nation
© 2017 Lana Šlezić / Idle Hunch Ltd.
Still from Bee Nation
© 2017 Pawel Dwulit / Idle Hunch Ltd.
Still from Bee Nation
© 2017 Lana Šlezić / Idle Hunch Ltd.
Still from Bee Nation
© 2017 Lana Šlezić / Idle Hunch Ltd.
Still from Bee Nation
© 2017 Lana Šlezić / Idle Hunch Ltd.
Still from Bee Nation
© 2017 Pawel Dwulit / Idle Hunch Ltd.
Still from Bee Nation
© 2017 Marta Iwanek / Idle Hunch Ltd.