Film Series: Hive (2021)


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (View on map )

Nanovic Faculty Fellow Ian Kuijt, professor of anthropology, and William Donaruma, professor of the practice in film making and creative director of the Office of Digital Learning, will present an 8-minute short film UNCERTAIN HARVEST prior to the screening of HIVE.  Kuijt and Donaruma comprise the Nanovic Institute research cluster that is creating a feature-length version of this documentary.  

About HIVE (2021)

Winner of the Audience Award, Directing Award, and World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

HIVE is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. In order to provide for her struggling family, she pulls together the other widows in her community to launch a business selling a local food product. Finding healing and solace in considering a future without their husbands--but their will to begin living independently is met with hostility. The men in the village condemn Fahrije”s efforts to empower herself and the women around her, starting a feud that threatens their newfound sovereignty--and the financial future of Fahrije”s family. Against the backdrop of Eastern Europe”s civil unrest and lingering misogyny, Fahrije and the women of her village join in a struggle to find hope in the face of an uncertain future. HIVE is a pithy, devastating portrait of loss and our uphill journeys to freedom.

Directed by Blerta Basholli
Not Rated, 84 minutes

This is a free but ticketed event. Reserve tickets at 574-631-2800.

Tickets will be available for pick-up at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your seat, please pick up your tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the show. In the event of a sell-out, unclaimed tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.

Part of the Nanovic Institute Film Series: Women at Work in European Cinema

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