Honeyland
Honeyland

Honeyland 12A S

Film

Fri 20 - Tue 24 Sept

Director:
Tamara Kotevska,Ljubomir Stefanov
Cast:
Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam
Duration:
90 mins, Subtitled, 2019, Republic of Macedonia
Primary language:
Turkish

Shot over three years, Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska’s beautifully shot documentary follows Hatidze - the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, whose peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of a new family. Not long after initially welcoming Hussein and his family with neighbourly cheeriness and advice on her beekeeping enterprise, his greedier, less nature-conscious farming methods and more profit-minded approach threatens her livelihood and that of her ailing mother whom she looks after.

Hatidze’s story is about environmental balance, a reflection of a wider conversation about the fundamental tensions between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability and how much we stand to lose if we ignore this essential connection.