Making Oscar history, ‘Honeyland’ shatters borders

Making Oscar history, ‘Honeyland’ shatters borders

NEW YORK — Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska had been in a hard-to-reach section of Northern Macedonia — about as far through the Oscars possible — once they come upon the beekeeper who does be their topic inside their documentary “Honeyland that is acclaimed. ”

The filmmakers met Hatidze Muratova, a middle-aged woman who ekes out a hardscrabble and solitary existence harvesting honey with ancient, sustainable methods across the craggy mountainous landscape of the former Yugoslav republic while caring for her half-blind and bedridden mother in a modest home without electricity while working on a short video commissioned by a nature conservancy project. Continue reading “Making Oscar history, ‘Honeyland’ shatters borders”