DOCUMENTARY OF THE IMAGINATION RESEARCH PROJECT

In Methods and Mise-en Scene in Non-Fiction Cinema, Joshua Oppenheimer spoke to HONEYLAND directors Tamara Kotevska and Ljubormir Stefanov. HONEYLAND (2019), which won two Oscar nominations and three Sundance awards, was shot over three years in the north Macedonian mountains, and built up an intimate relationship with an elderly woman who used ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey. The film chronicles the tensions that follow the arrival of new neighbours who ignore her wisdom and advice.

This is the second in a series of talks hosted by the Documentary of the Imagination research project at CREAM, University of Westminster, and follows on from July’s dialogue between Kirsten Johnson and Joshua Oppenheimer. The Documentary of the Imagination research project is led by CREAM Professors Joshua Oppenheimer and Rosie Thomas and is funded by the AHRC. This event was co-hosted with Bertha DocHouse.