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85 min.
FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia) FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia)
Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma
Trice Films
Documentary | Small Town Life (Non-North American). Insects
Synopsis / Plot
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. Hatidze is a woman in her fifties that rears bee colonies in handmade baskets that she leaves hidden among rocks. Without protection or help, she is able to tame them to extract then honey and sell it in the capital. Everything is idyllic until, suddenly, new neighbors settle near the hives, destroying her peace and that of her bees. Just as working bees spend their whole life caring for the queen bee, Hatidze has committed her own life to the care of her mother. The two live in a cabin in a small Macedonian village. The arrival of newcomers, a family with seven loud children accompanied by 150 cows will cause a conflict that could destroy Hatidze’s way of life forever.
2019: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary & International Film
2019: Sundance Film Festival: World Cinema Jury Prize (Documentary) + 2 Awards
2019: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Documentary
2019: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2019: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2019: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2019: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2019: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Documentary
2019: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director / Documentary
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