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Source:  Filmmaker

The award-winning documentary “Honeyland” marks the second collaboration between directors Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska.

Set in Bekirlijia, a rural village in Macedonia, the film focuses on Hatidze Muratova, who follows ancient beekeeping traditions while caring for her ailing mother Nazife.

Despite her efforts to be self-sufficient, political and economic decisions have a profound effect on Muratova and her ability to survive.

Synopses of “Honeyland” can make it seem like a dull, self-righteous nature documentary.  Instead, it’s a film filled with contradictions and narrative reversals.

Characters make self-destructive, at times inexplicable choices, often under the guise of kindness and generosity.

Muratova, ostensibly a woman living on the edge of society, possesses a strong set of survivor skills and a wily grasp of cultural change.

Read the interview at Filmmaker.

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