The moving story of a beekeeper’s fate who lost everything in the turmoil of the Turkish-Kurdish war.

‘The Beekeeper’ relates the touching story of Ibrahim Gezer, a Kurdish beekeeper from southeast Turkey and his unusual experience of integration into the seemingly conservative heart of today’s Switzerland. The turmoil of the decades-long conflict between the Turkish state and the armed Kurdish guerrilla movement, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), robbed Gezer of everything that he had: his wife, two of his children, his country, and over 500 bee colonies .

This was his only means of making a living. He has been left only with his love for bees and his unshakeable faith in humanity. Displaced from his home and livelihood, the beekeeper discovers a new life in Switzerland.