Barry the Beekeeper

Barry the Beekeeper is the first short doc from promising director Ikram Ahmed and it is part of the Diverse Film Fund, which was funded and supported by Together TV.

Catch it first on Together TV, Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 7 pm.

About Barry the Beekeeper

Ikram Ahmed Filming Barry the Beekeeper

Barry, a Jamaican born beekeeper, has been the heart of his local community in Liverpool for over 20 years. Despite the pandemic slowing down the campaign to keep his beloved Caribbean centre open, Barry takes inspiration from his bee’s and is still reminded that hope and togetherness can be found in all situations.

About Ikram Ahmed

Ikram Ahmed

Ikram is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based in London, she has been directing short films for charities and social enterprises as well as her own films. She is passionate about telling stories that bring us closer to one another as well as foregrounding marginalised voices. Ikram films have been featured in Adobe's virtual summit, Raindance, and exhibited at UCL.

Find Ikram on Twitter with the handle @IkramAhmed__ and Instagram @ikramahmed__.

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