Among the isolated Kazakh tribe in the mountains of northwest Mongolia, the long tradition of eagle hunting has only been practiced by men. This documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her family to become an eagle hunter. Her decision causes controversy amongst older members of the community, but Aisholpan embarks on a strict program of training and this inspiring film captures her courage. (English narration, and Kazakh with English subtitles.)

Directed by Otto Bell. Produced by Stacey Reiss and Sharon Chang.

 

 

The Eagle Huntress

2016 GB, MN, US 87mins
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Documentary, Watch Now
Topic: Animal Rights, Indigenous Voices

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