Director: Otto Bell
Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Production Award at Cinema Eye Honors Awards
The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13-year-old girl, as she is trained by her father to hunt on horseback with a golden eagle, becoming the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. She rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Aisholpan shocks everyone by winning the prestigious eagle-hunters’ competition held each year in the northwestern Mongolian town of Ulgii.
Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, The Eagle Huntress’ awe-inspiring cinematography captures her personal journey while also addressing the universal themes of female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age, and the onset of modernity, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.
Released in 2016
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