Honey on Wounds | Premiere
Director: Iulia Stoian
Duration: 32 min
During the Kosovo War thousands of Albanian women were held hostage by Serbian troops, tortured and forced to witness the execution of their husbands. According to the old law of Kanun war widows in Kosovo are forbidden to remarry, work or lead an independent life outside of their homes. Held back by tradition they are now fighting depression and poverty. In a small village of widows, counsellors are trying to convince the women that the healing journey can start right in their garden. All they need is a wooden box and a queen bee.
Director Bio :
After a degree in Journalism, Iulia worked as a video journalist for two national broadcasters in Romania focusing on social issues like child abuse, poverty, health care reform and women empowerment. Searching for a more cinematic way to tell stories she continued her studies with a BA in Film and Television Directing and discovered her passion for documentary. During her time at the National Film and Television School, she found her own voice within intimate filmmaking. Her explorations deal with difficult emotional situations like recovering from war trauma, gender based violence and women’s emancipation in patriarchal societies.