HIVE / 2021 / KOSOVO, SWITZERLAND, ALBANIA, NORTH MACEDONIA / 84 min
Blerta Basholli’s first feature had a clean sweep of the awards in 2021. Hive introduces us to the life of a mother from Krushë e Madhe, Kosovo. The village suffered the largest massacre of the Serbian occupation, many of the village’s men were abducted and executed. The survivors do not support the efforts of the widowed Fahrije, who, despite being a woman, wishes to work and earn money. She gathers the women of the village and produces ajvar, which they sell to a supermarket in the city. The initiative grows into a successful venture.
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