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CEU Film Club: Honeyland - screening and discussion

Film Screening
Thursday, February 4, 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

CEU Film Club – every Thursday, @6 pm  

Culture Hub and HRSI is launching a new Film Club series to examine contemporary world challenges and phenomena through the lens of unique recent documentaries and feature films. We will invite film directors and relevant experts – both from and outside the university community – to guide us through the discussions following the screenings. 

Both the screening and discussion will happen online - until conditions don't permit to host the Film Club at a “real place”, preferably a local - Viennese - community cinema.  


HONEYLAND (Macedonia, 2019, 87’) 

Director, Co-Director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov 

Moderator: Logan Strenchock, Environmental and Sustainability Officer 

When a nomadic family move in and break Honeyland’s basic rule, the last female wild beekeeper in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance. 

Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four hours’ walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle. Hatidze optimistically meets the promise of change. With an open heart, she offers her affections, her brandy and her tried-and-true beekeeping advice… 

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