The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress(U)

14th Sept 2017
Otto Bell - 2016 87 mins
Language Kazakh

This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan a 13 year old nomadic girl, who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breath- taking aerial cinematography and intimate verité footage, the film captures her personal journey.

Score: 93.57%

Some members' comments:

What enlightened parents. Some stunning scenery and photography. Enchanting film, even if the narrative was a little forced. Fascinating, wonderful photography. Stunning – can’t be fake! What a wonderful real life story. Simplicity and joy. Lovely naïve style and superb scenery with the commentator’s explanations kept to a minimum. Inspiring. How do they make a film like that? Fantastic insight into the culture and how they are becoming more Western. Beautiful. Fantastic cinematography. Both traditional and progressive subject. Fantastic. Excellent Wonderful scenery! Fantastic photography. Wonderful. Magic! Brilliant! More please! Would like to have known if she still has the eagle. Very very humbling Mesmerising! Wonderful cinematography. Uplifiting. Poor fox though. Brilliant start to the season. Who knows about Mongolia and customs. Go girl! Breathtakingly good. Somewhat repetitive but pretty. I think I’ll stay Vegan! An uplifting depiction of a life more simple. Very interesting. What badly managed subtitles.