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The Eagle Huntress

Directed by: Otto Bell
Runtime: 1hr 27min Year: 2016
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Directed by: Otto Bell
Runtime: 1hr 27min Year: 2016
Country: United States
Last Screened: Mon 1st Jan 2018

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.

★★★★★ “A breathtaking documentary”  The Times

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.