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.
“One of the most beautifully shot movies I have ever seen.” – Melissa Silverstein, Indiewire
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. The film not only explores the life of a young girl striving to pursue her passion and break down gender barriers in a very traditional culture, but also provides an engaging glimpse into the lives of this remote community as they balance their traditional lifestyle with the modern world. Narrated by Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). (Dir. by Otto Bell, 2016, UK/ Mongolia/ USA, in Kazakh with English subtitles, 87 mins., Rated G)