The Beetles are Coming takes the viewer on a rich, up close and personal journey into the world of the Mountain Pine Beetle. This extraordinary beetle, the size of a grain of rice, has destroyed over 10 million hectares of pine forest in British Columbia. It has crossed the Rocky Mountains into Alberta, and threatens the pine forests throughout Western Canada and the US. This 'beetle apocalypse’ was unleashed by an unprecedented run of warm winters - the first time a climate change effect has threatened the whole economy and lifestyle of a rich, populous region in Canada.
Producers: Bryn Hughes, David York
Written and Directed By: David York
Director of Photography: Michael Ellis
Editor: Nick Hector Music: David Wall