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Honeyland (Film Clubs)

Shared Planet Sisters

22 February 2023 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Space
257 London Road
Glasgow, G40 1PE United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Honeyland

Director: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska | Countries of production: Macedonia | Year: 2019 | Length: 85 min
Language: Turkish | Age: 12+ years

In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a fiftysomething woman in a bright yellow blouse and green headscarf, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently maneuvers the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidze’s peaceful kingdom gives way to roaring engines, seven shrieking children, and 150 cows. Yet Hatidze welcomes the camaraderie, and she holds nothing back—not her tried-and-true beekeeping advice, not her affection, not her special brandy. But soon Hussein, the itinerant family’s patriarch, makes a series of decisions that could destroy Hatidze’s way of life forever.


CONTENT NOTES: Contains depictions of death, a dead body and dead / dying animals; some violent / threatening language.


Beyond the Screen

The film will start at 17.00, please arrive and be seated before this time. Feel free to bring your own food and drink!

There will be an audience discussion after the film.

There is also an accompanying free workshop on bees and honey, led by the bee-keeping team from the Wash House Garden, happening straight after the film screening, which can be booked separately here. This workshop is limited to 12 participants.

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Access and COVID-19 info:

The film will be presented with English subtitles.

The Space is a wheelchair accessible venue. There are gender neutral toilets available. Please get in touch with Cara at carac_gcfn@outlook.com if you would like to attend but you have concerns about accessibility or any other questions.

Please adhere to physical distancing during the event. Please do not attend if you feel unwell, have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or have tested positive yourself.

Please let GCFN know if you can’t attend anymore so that we can pass your ticket on to someone else.


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