Hop Film


January 16

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

The remarkable true story of a war widow whose attempts to provide for her struggling family scandalize her patriarchal Kosovo village.

21/22 Hop Film

HIVE - official US trailer

Sundance triple award winner and Kosovo's official submission for the Academy Awards, Hive is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije (Yllka Gashi), who, like many 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 convinces fellow widows to launch a business selling a local food product. Together, they find healing and solace in considering a different future—but their will to begin living independently is met with hostility. The men in the village condemn Fahrije's efforts to empower herself and others, 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 her community struggle to find hope in the face of an uncertain future. Winner of the Audience Award, Directing Award and World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Hive is an eloquent and devastating portrait of loss and our uphill journeys to freedom. D: Blerta Basholli, Kosovo, subtitled, 2021

Presented in partnership with Dartmouth's Organic Farm and Dartmouth Sustainability and in conjunction with Dartmouth's MLK Celebration. This screening includes a brief presentation from veteran beekeeper and grad student Kali Smolen and O Farm honey!

In partnership with Science on Screen®

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