Honeyland 12A


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This film was last shown on 26 September 2019

“This lush documentary is a stinging allegory for man-made disaster” – The New Republic

“Sumptuous and visually poetic” - Variety

This gripping documentary follows Hatidze, one of the last wild beekeepers in Europe, as she tends to her bee colonies nestled high in the rocks above a deserted Macedonian village. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently maneuvers the honeycomb without netting or gloves.

Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares.

One day an itinerant family installs itself next door. The arrival of roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 cows threatens to disrupt Hatidze’s peaceful kingdom, and her way of life, forever.


Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
Republic of Macedonia
1 hour 25 minutes
Hatidze Muratova, Hussein Sam, Nazife Muratova


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