In this documentary, 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 a herd of cattle. Even as the family provides a much-needed respite from Hatidze’s isolation and loneliness, her very means of survival are threatened.

 

Running Time: 1h 30m • NR • Republic of Macedonia (subtitled)

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