KATHMANDU: The Last Honey Hunter was released in 2017, but is a powerful story worth a watch at any point.
Set in rural Nepal, the half-hour documentary chronicles the Kulung culture’s traditions of honey collection.
Using precarious methods to scale treacherous cliffs, the Kulung seek to harvest a particular type of psychotropic honey that has spiritual significance to the community. We won’t seek to paraphrase the intricacies of the tradition; when you have some time, go into full-screen mode and sink into the story.
The Last Honey Hunter was written and directed by Ben Knight and is a co-production of Camp4 Collective and Felt Soul Media, in association with National Geographic and with the community expertise of the dZi Foundation. You can also read about the honey hunters in a National Geographic article.