The Eagle Huntress
1h 27min | Documentary, Adventure, Family | 2016
The documentary presents the real-life story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Kazakh girl from Mongolia attempting to be the first female eagle hunter in her country. She exists in a land without much modern technology; no Internet, no computers. Her father, Nurgaiv, believes that, with determination, she can do anything a boy can. She wants to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. With her father’s training, she rises to the top of the exclusively male tradition. She first wins a competition where she is the only female and then goes on the challenging trek of hunting foxes in the snowy mountains. In the latter, her initial attempts are near misses and then her eaglet, having gained experience, strikes home at the fox’s entrails and achieves its first kill.
The Eagle Huntress is a 2016 Kazakh-language British-Mongolian-American documentary film directed by Otto Bell and executive-produced by Morgan Spurlock and Daisy Ridley.
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