In this Oscar-nominated documentary, the last wild beekeeper in Europe must save the bees from exploitation and return the natural balance in Honeyland, a secluded area filled with wild bees in the mountains of Macedonia.
Nestled in an isolated mountain region in the Balkans, beekeeper Hatidze Muratova lives in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She's the last in a long line of wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey. Her peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of newcomers who compete for the limited supply of honey and threatens her very means of survival.
Filmed in Macedonia, this documentary explores our behavior towards natural resources and the human condition.
Nominated for “Best Documentary Feature” at the 2020 Academy Awards, and Winner for “Best Documentary” at the 2019 Athens International Film Festival.