the_eagle_huntress_trailer

Best of 2017: THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Dir: Otto Bell
United States / 2016 / 87mins

★★★★★ "A breathtaking documentary"  The Times

The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.

Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, The Eagle Huntress features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.

While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father Nurgaiv believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined.

The Eagle Huntress is back on the DocHouse screen as part of our Best of DocHouse 2017 season

Book Tickets

Date: Tue 6 Dec 2016 - Mon 1 Jan 2018
Price: £9 (£7 concessions) / £5 OFF PEAK
Wednesday 27th December
16:30
Saturday 30th December
18:30
Monday 1st January
18:30

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN SO ARRIVE PROMPTLY.