The last female bee-hunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood.
“Honeyland” is a 2019 documentary movie directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov. The film follows the life of Hatidze Muratova, a traditional beekeeper living with her elderly mother in a remote mountain village in North Macedonia. Hatidze’s peaceful life is disrupted when a nomadic family moves into the neighboring house and starts keeping bees as well, which leads to conflicts over resources and approaches to beekeeping.
The movie has been praised for its beautiful cinematography, compelling storytelling, and its depiction of the delicate balance between humans and nature. It won several awards at various film festivals, including the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature Film.