Eagle Huntress

Nominee
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Directors Guild of America
Thrilling...wonderful...spectacular images...in form and content, then, this is a movie that expands your sense of what is possible.

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The Eagle Huntress

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.
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Genre
Documentary, Adventure, Family
Runtime
87
Language
Kazakh, English
Director
Otto Bell
Cast
Daisy Ridley (narrator), Nurgaiv Aisholpan Rys Nurgaiv Kuksyegyen Almagul, Boshai Dalaikhan, Bosaga Rys
Awards:
Nominee, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, Directors Guild of America
FEATURED REVIEW
Ariel Scotti, New York Daily News

It may seem easier to scale one of the steep, snowy peaks of the Altai Mountains of Mongolia than surmount centuries worth of traditional gender roles in the region. But 13-year-old Aisholpan, the cherub-faced star of the documentary, "The Eagle Huntress," did just that.

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