The Eagle Huntress

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Director: Otto Bell
Cast: Daisy Ridley
Genre: Documentary
Language: Kazakh with English subtitles
Country of Origin: UK, Mongolia, USA 2016 87 mins. (U)
Released by Altitude

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholopan, 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. Altitude

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Friday, December 16, 2016 - 00:15