Honeyland (ancient Turkish dialect)

Rating = B+

Hatidze living in rural Macedonia and making a subsistence living that supports her elderly mother and herself by selling honey. Her basic principle is to collect the honey she needs but to leave enough so the bees can live also. Then greedy and ill behaved neighbors move in next door with a goal of collecting and selling much more honey — at a level that Hatidze knows is dangerous. This documentary was filmed recently and reminds the viewer of all the other people throughout the world that ignore wise advice and care more about a short term profit than the destruction of the world in which we live.

[2019-09-15, Kendall Square Theater, Cambridge, MA]