The Love Bugs

The Love Bugs

Over the course of 60 years, Lois and Charlie O’Brien, two of the foremost entomologists and pioneers in their field, traveled to more than 67 countries and quietly amassed the world’s largest private collection of insects--a scientific gamechanger with more than one million specimens and more than 1,000 undiscovered species. And now after decades of research and the development of a parental bond with their collection, these two soulmates decide to give it away.  But they live in a time when the beleaguered field of science needs them most. And the O'Briens know they need to continue fighting for it. So they turn to their one million insects for a little help. This humorous and poignant documentary short explores the nature of Love--and the love of Nature--and what it means to devote oneself completely to both.

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