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The Eagle Huntress

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

87 min­utes

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