26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov
original title: Медена земя
running time: 85 min.
synopsisAn ageing beekeeper in the rural Macedonian mountains strives to maintain the tradition of honest, environmentally friendly beekeeping. Her quiet everyday life – caring for the colony and selling honey in a nearby town, the untiring care of her mother, living off their farm without electricity – is interrupted by the arrival of nomadic beekeepers, who perceive nature primarily as an opportunity for profit, a way to break free from their poverty. The filmmakers spent three years with the heroine of the film, shooting over four hundred hours of material which became the basis of this melancholy environmental appeal, lyrically depicting the immaculate beauty of nature.
biographyLjubomir Stefanov (1975) is a Macedonian film producer and conservationist, dedicated to human rights issues. Tamara Kotevska (1993) studied documentary production in Skopje, Macedonia and in Tennessee.
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|director:||Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov|
|photography:||Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma|