Watch: Hive (Opening Film: Week of January 24) (Virtual Cinema Screening)

You are invited to watch the film the week of January 24.

Filmed by Kosovar filmmaker Blerta Basholli in her directorial debut and Sundance triple award winner, Hive is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije, 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 1998-99 war in Kosovo. In order to provide for her struggling family, she teams up with the other widows in her community to launch a business selling a local food product. Together, they find 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. Winner of the Audience Award, Directing Award, and World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, Hive is a compelling but devastating portrait of loss and arduous journeys to freedom. In Albanian with English subtitles, 84 minutes.

See screener link below to watch the movie.

Film Link: (Will be posted the week of 1/24)

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). Screenings Fall 2021 will be virtual. Links to view the films will be provided approximately 3-5 days during the week of the screening.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). For students entering Fresno State Fall 2018, the course satisfies a university graduation requirement.

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation please contact us in advance to your participation.

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Contact: Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu


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