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Where:Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main Street,,, Napa County, California, United States, 94559
Fahrije\'s husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo. She sets up her own small business to provide for her kids, but as she fights against a patriarchal society that does not support her, she faces a crucial decision.\ \ \ The film made history for its country winning three TOP prizes at Sundance! The Director of Hive, Blerta Basholli, received the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic; the Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic, and The Audience Award: World Cinema Dramatic.\ \ The story: In a tight-knit town in Kosovo, families struggle to make ends meet as they anxiously await news of husbands, fathers, and sons who were ripped away by the war. When Fahrije’s bees stop producing honey, she acquires her driver’s license and ventures into the city to sell homemade ajvar in a local grocery store. Fahrije’s ingenuity and ambition challenge the conservative townspeople, who are steadfast on traditional roles and patriarchal expectations. She disregards insults, gossip, and even physical attacks to empower a community of women to be self-reliant and independent in order to survive together.\ \ Anchored by Yllka Gashi’s subdued yet intensely emotional performance, writer/director Blerta Basholli’s captivating debut is layered with honesty and authenticity. Her naturalistic camera focuses on the high-stakes enterprise Fahrije takes on while mourning the disappearance of her husband, navigating a new world, and surprising herself and those around her. Based on a real story, Hive is a quiet, uplifting gem that highlights the strength in its characters as it proves nothing can stop women on a mission.\ \ A film by BLERTA BASHOLLI\ Blerta Basholli is a writer/director with a unique realistic visual style. Her stories touch upon social and gender issues in Kosovo, the country where she was born and raised. In 2008 Basholli was awarded with the Dean\'s Fellowship at New York University\'s Tisch School of the Arts. She lived for four years in New York City, where she
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