The Eagle Huntress (U)

Director

Otto Bell

Year

2016

Country

UK | Mongolia | USA

Length

87 mins

Cast

Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv

This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.

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