90 minutes | Subtitled | 2019 | Republic of Macedonia
Shot over three years, Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska’s beautifully shot documentary follows Hatidze – the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, whose peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of a new family. Not long after initially welcoming Hussein and his family with neighbourly cheeriness and advice on her beekeeping enterprise, his greedier, less nature-conscious farming methods and more profit-minded approach threatens her livelihood and that of her ailing mother whom she looks after.
Hatidze’s story is about environmental balance, a reflection of a wider conversation about the fundamental tensions between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability and how much we stand to lose if we ignore this essential connection.
This film screening will be followed by a Q&A and conversation with the Melksham & District Beekpeers’ Association.
9th April, 6:00pm
17th April, 7:30pm
24th April, 8:00pm