26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Honeyland

director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov
original title: Медена земя
country: Macedonia
year: 2019
running time: 85 min.

synopsis

An 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.

biography

Ljubomir 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.

more about film

director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov
producer: Atanas Georgiev
photography: Fejmi Daut, Samir Ljuma
editing: Atanas Georgiev
music: Foltin
sound: Rana Eid
koproducent: Ljubomir Stefanov
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