Honeyland + Q&A

6 November
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12/$10

In partnership with the Inspiring Australia Project, the NFSA presents the beautiful story of Hatidze Muratova and her fight to save the bees and restore the natural balance.  

Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze is the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers. Her peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family that senses opportunity in harvesting and selling the honey that Hatidze has nourished over many decades. 

In the family’s hunt for profit, a breach in the natural order provokes a conflict with Hatidze that exposes the fundamental tension between nature and humanity, harmony and discord, exploitation and sustainability. Even as the family provides a much-needed respite from Hatidze’s isolation and loneliness, they threaten her very means of survival.

Join us after the screening for a Q&A with Cormac Farrell (Head Beekeeper, Parliament of Australia), Minister Rebecca Vassarotti (ACT Greens, Minister for the Environment, Heritage, Homelessness and Housing Services and Sustainable Building and Construction) and Julie Armstrong (ACT for Bees).

Presented in partnership with Inspiring the ACT | Inspiring Australia

‘Stunningly beautiful and quietly powerful, this is a portrait of a vanishing way of life and of a determined woman who's just trying to make her way in the world’ – Empire 



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