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.
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 »
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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