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“An unforgettable vérité character study and an intimate look at an endangered tradition.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance!

The last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, Hatidze Muratova ekes out a living, working gently without netting or gloves and always leaving half the honey for the bees. But when a new family moves in with roaring engines, seven rowdy children, 150 cows, and a profit-minded approach, her life and the bees’ future are suddenly on the line. This sumptuous, intimate film is a glimpse of a disappearing way of life and a tender portrait of the delicate balance between humankind and nature.

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Q&A filmmakers Ljubomir Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska moderated by JBFC Creative Culture Fellow Lydia Cornett
Wednesday, Jul. 24 2019, 7:15
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Ljubomir Stefanov has had over 20 years of experience in development and production of communication concepts and documentaries related to environmental issues and human development. He’s worked for clients such as UN agencies, Euronatur, Swisscontact, among others. Previous films include The Noisy Neighbors (2005) and Lake of Apples (2017). He was born in Skopje.

Tamara Kotevska won the Best Balkan Film Award at the Tirana International Documentary Film Festival with her graduation film Students, supported by Trice Films and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts- Skopje. Her first environmental documentary Lake of Apples (2017), supported by UNDP (as writer and co-director), played at the International Nature Namur Festival, won the Prix de l’environnement award in France, an Honorable mention at the Innsbruck Film Festival in Austria, and the Perseus Award at T-Festival in Brno, Czech Republic. She was born in Prilep, Macedonia.

Lydia Cornett is the Fall 2018 Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellow at the Jacob Burns Film Center. Originally from Baltimore, she now freelances as a documentary filmmaker and video producer in Brooklyn. Lydia was a 2018 CoLab Fellow at UnionDocs and is a graduate of Princeton University. As a member of The Video Consortium, she has produced non-fiction video content for The New Yorker, Slate Magazine, The Washington Post, and Penguin Random House.

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