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Sat Nov 6 2:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
89 Mins
2019 | DCP |North Macedonia| D: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov   

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. 

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  

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

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601