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March 2


05:30 PM, The National Library Auditorium (Inaugural Film)

Directors: Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska
85min | Documentary | Colour | Macedonia | 2019

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Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change with an open heart, it doesn’t take long however, before a conflict evolves that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability. With a surprising sense of humor, Honeyland is a tough and tender portrait of thee delicate balance between humankind and nature, a glimpse at a fast disappearing way of life, and an unforgettable testament to one extraordinary woman’s resilience.

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 2020 Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Non-Fiction Filmmaking
Athens International Film Festival 2019 Golden Athena Best Documentary
Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) Jury Award Documentary Feature 2019
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2019 Best Documentary
Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2020 The Unforgettables and Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Denver Film Critics Society 2020 Best Documentary Film
DocAviv Film Festival 2019 Best International Film
Mumbai Film Festival 2019 Golden Gateway Award
New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2019 Best Non-Fiction Film
Sarasota Film Festival 2019 Special Jury Prize
Sundance Film Festival 2019 World Cinema – Documentary Cinematography Award,
Grand Jury Prize, Special Jury Award

Website: https://honeyland.earth/


Producer & Editor: Atanas Georgiev
Music: Foltin
Cinematographers: Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma
Production Companies: Trice Films and Apolo Media

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