Maryam Henein

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Maryam Henein
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Born
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NationalityCanadian
EducationConcordia
OccupationInvestigative journalist, functional medicine consultant, filmmaker, entrepreneur
Years active1998–present
Notable work
Vanishing of the Bees, HoneyColony
Websitemaryamhenein.com

Maryam Henein is a Canadian-born investigative journalist, activist, alternative medicine practitioner, filmmaker and entrepreneur. She directed the documentary Vanishing of the Bees narrated by Elliot Page.

Henein has been accused of spreading misinformation about COVID-19.

Early life and education[edit]

Henein is a native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She interviewed documentarian Morgan Spurlock for Penthouse,[1] and also produced documentaries for the UK’s September Films on subjects that include pimps, drug dealers and porn stars in the Los Angeles area.[2] She was also part of First Apartment, a reality show webcast in the late 1990s and early 2000s on the now-defunct website crushedplanet.com, produced by Joe and Harry Gantz of Taxicab Confessions.[3]

Career[edit]

Vanishing of the Bees[edit]

With George Langworthy, Henein directed the 2010 documentary (which took five years to produce), Vanishing of the Bees with Elliot Page[a] narrating the film.[4][5]

HoneyColony[edit]

Henein is the founder of HoneyColony Inc., a member-supported online magazine that hosts a number of optimized-health and investigative writers called "Hive Advisers".[6][7]

Of Bees & Men[edit]

Henein continues to work on projects involving bees and contamination of the food supply. She is working on a memoir titled Of Bees & Men and launched a year-long Save the Bees campaign in June 2014.[8]

Controversy[edit]

Henein is an adherent of several conspiracy theories, such as QAnon[9] and the idea that the COVID-19 pandemic was planned by authorities.[10][11]

Henein was the subject of a 2020 report by Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, documenting her website's medical misinformation, such as the false claim that vaccines cause autism.[12] Henein was one of several individuals who subsequently received written warnings from the US Food and Drug Administration over the advertisement chelated silver, vitamin C, and magnesium for preventative use against COVID-19. Henein maintained she did not commit any fault, and amended her website in accordance with the FDA's requirements.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Catwoman Assistant to the director Pitof Film
2009 Vanishing of the Bees Director / Producer / Writer Award Winning Film

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Credited as Ellen Page

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saving Sisters One Hive at a Time. ~ Maryam Henein". elephantjournal.com. November 7, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "The heart of the hive: Madesmith meets HoneyColony's Maryam Henein". Madesmith.com. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Crushed Planet takes reality TV to next level". Daily Bruin. February 13, 2001. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Maryam Henein: Filmmaker Advocate for the Bees". Yes Magazine. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "George Langworthy & Maryam Henein Interview". Females First. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Maryam Henein, HoneyColony". The Pollination Project. August 2013. Archived from the original on 8 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Heroines for the Planet: Vanishing of the Bees Director Maryam Henein". EcoChick.com. Retrieved May 1, 2014..
  8. ^ Henein, Maryam (June 18, 2014). "'Vanishing of the Bees' Director Maryam Henein Explains Why Bees Matter". TakePart Live (Interview). Interviewed by Meghan McCain Jacob Soboroff. Pivot.
  9. ^ Broderick, Ryan (23 March 2020). "Conservative Media's New Coronavirus Plan: Reopen The Country, No Matter Who Dies". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  10. ^ Martyn, Amy (23 May 2020). "On prowl for bogus claims about coronavirus treatments, FDA targets Miracle Mineral Solution". Tucson Sentinel. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  11. ^ Maragkou, Eleni (8 December 2020). "The Conspiracy Theorist as Influencer". Institute of Network Cultures. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  12. ^ Hananoki, Eric (6 May 2020). "FTC and FDA send warning letter to conspiracy theory site HoneyColony for peddling fraudulent coronavirus preventatives". Media Matters for America. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
  13. ^ Braga, Michael (3 September 2020). "'We're not your slaves': Alternative health providers bristle at warning letters about their coronavirus treatments". USA TODAY. Retrieved 8 March 2022.

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