Sundance Doc HONEYLAND Opens July 26th in Theatres

Beekeeper Hatidze Muratova lights up the screen in the new Sundance documentary Honeyland. Photo courtesy of AcmePR
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July 25, 2019

By: @demigoddesspictures

“My biggest dream is that one day some journalist or TV station tells my story while I’m walking the hills”- Hatidze Muratova

Beekeeper Hatidze Muratova in Honeyland. Photo courtesy of AcmePR

Dreams do come true! The cinema vérité style documentary Honeyland, directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, will be in theatres on Friday, July 26th. It tells the story of Hatidze Muratova, a beekeeper in the ruins of Macedonia, who is akin to a  “bee whisperer” because of her harmonious relationship with the insects whom she sings to as she collects honey from their hives in hollowed-out trees or mountain crevices. It is gorgeously photographed by Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma, utilizing natural light and drone shots that brilliantly capture the beauty of a place that few knew existed.

Honeyland

“The area is completely abandoned since the 1950’s” said director Ljubomir Stefanov. “Some families stayed, like Muratova’s family”.

Honeyland won the GRAND JURY PRIZE – WORLD CINEMA DOCS at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival along with the CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD – WORLD CINEMA DOCS and SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR IMPACT & CHANGE.

This observational indigenous visual narrative is a must see! Opens July 26th in theatres. Watch the trailer HERE

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christy oldham
About christy oldham
Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series and is now streaming on Amazon. In 2019, she released her first foreign short film "Perdu à France" ("Lost In Provence")- also streaming on Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.

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