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.
The documentary takes place in the rural village of Bekirlijia, some 55 km southeast of North Macedonia's capital city, Skopje. 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 »
It takes time to soak in a humbling and an unforgettable documentary.
It gives a simple message: 'The relationship between humanity and the world in which we live must be handled with care'.
The best part is your realisation that you are watching a documentary in Macedonia. Every moment that was captured was captured at the right time. Even if they would've hired the best actors and actresses from any industry they would've still not been able to construct a perfect documentary as this is.
#HatidzeMuratova has responded so beautifully to directors #TamaraKotevska and #LjubomirStefanov.
Their simple message of 'Bees shall sting you, if you try and overpower them' narrates bigger understanding of life (plants, animals and various living beings) that all viewers go through.
A WONDERFUL MUST WATCH.
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