Honeyland is a unique documentary film that follows the life and labors of Hatidze Muratova, a Macedonian beekeeper of Turkish descent who lives in the abandoned village of Bekirlija in the mountain municipality of Lozovo with her mother. Shot over the course of three years, the documentary takes on the feel of a narrative feature as the uneducated female beekeeper deals with a variety of environmental problems, including climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and the exploitation and depletion of natural resources, as well as issues related to consumerism, rural flight, and nomadic Turkish refugees who squat on the adjacent property and quickly become neighbors from hell. The most awarded film out of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Honeyland is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.

Republic of Macedonia; Not Rated; Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov (2019); 89 minutes; in Turkish, Macedonian, Serbo-Croatian and Bosnian with English subtitles

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Registration is required. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation from a service called Eventbrite. On the day of the event, a link to access the film will be emailed to you 30 minutes prior to the scheduled screening time. The viewing is time-sensitive. The link will activate on Tuesday, July 28 at 7pm and will expire on Wednesday, July 29 at 6pm.