With never-before-seen archive footage of the region, the film chronicle’s the extraordinary journey of writer, explore and spy Gertrude Bell into both the uncharted Arabian desert and the inner sanctum of British colonial power.
Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, 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.
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Narrated by Daisy Ridley and set against the breathtaking landscape of the Mongolian Altai mountains, The Eagle Huntress tells the story of one 13 year old girl and her quest to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her Kazakh family.