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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.
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Credited cast:
Hatidze Muratova ... Herself
Nazife Muratova Nazife Muratova ... Herself
Hussein Sam Hussein Sam ... Himself
Ljutvie Sam Ljutvie Sam ... Herself
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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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The Most Awarded Film out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

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Documentary | Drama

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26 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Honeyland See more »

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North Macedonia See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$31,381, 28 July 2019

Gross USA:

$711,628

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$726,129
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Apolo Media, Trice Films See more »
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6-Track Stereo

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Color
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An eye-opener with stunning and raw scenery
28 September 2019 | by nikita-chikitaSee all my reviews

This documentary definitely regained my hope for Macedonian cinema. I just don't know where to start but i'm going to start my review with the protagonists. For me, Atije is symbol of strength and persistence. She is something this world needs badly. She proves that even in the hardest times, people need to be aware of doing the right thing, no matter how bad life gets. Also, we are all connected in this world, humans, nature, flora and fauna. That's why she always puts nature first. In order to take, you must give. But greed gets the best of us. That's what this documentary proves. Sincere, caring and self-less are the words to describe Atije.

While i was watching the documentary, i thought of how every moment was captured at the right time. Even they hired the best actors and actresses in the world, it wouldn't have been nearly as good as this documentary.

Local people with a troubled story reflects on a global ecological problem. - That's how i would describe this piece of art.

If you want a true wake up call that will get even to the hardest of hearts, go with this one.


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