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Honeyland (2019)

Unrated | | Documentary, Drama | 26 July 2019 (USA)
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The last female bee-hunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood.
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 35 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Hatidze Muratova ... Self
Nazife Muratova Nazife Muratova ... Self
Hussein Sam Hussein Sam ... Self
Ljutvie Sam Ljutvie Sam ... Self


The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. This film which is filmed in Macedonia is an exploration of an observational Indigenous visual narrative that deeply impacts our behavior towards natural resources and the human condition.

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Nominated for academy awards 2020 Best Foreign Film and Best Documentary See more »


Documentary | Drama


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First film to be nominated at the Academy Awards for both Best Documentary Feature and Best Foreign Film. See more »


Much of the promotional material described Hatidze as the "last female wild beekeeper in Europe." Although traditional wild beekeeping has died out in most of Europe, it is still widely practised in Polissia (Polesia), located in modern Ukraine. See more »


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Cinema as an empathy engine.
14 August 2019 | by JoshuaDysartSee all my reviews

Fighting with your neighbors. Struggling to care for your aging parent. Plying your craft and trade in the compassionless barreling economy of scale, so different from, and destructive to, the natural economies of being human. It is the same here, there, and everywhere. When there is no social contract their is imbalance and suffering, when the natural order is defended, there is simplicity and sustainability. One of my favorites of the year. Cinema is many things, but at its most beautiful it is an empathy engine.

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Release Date:

26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

North Macedonia See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,381, 28 July 2019

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Apolo Media, Trice Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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