The Eagle Huntress

"Simon Niblett's cinematography, utilizing drones to catch impossible scenes of flight, is extraordinary, especially in the winter hunting sequences that end the film. But it's the face and skill of of Aisholpan you'll remember. "
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The soaring documentary 'The Eagle Huntress' tells a heartwarming, intimate story of gender rebellion"
- Kenneth Turan, The LA Times

Synopsis

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.
Original Languages: Kazakh
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 1 hr 27 mins
Year: 2016

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Otto Bell

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PHOTOS

Photo by Asher Svidensky, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Photo by Asher Svidensky, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Photo by Asher Svidensky, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Photo by Asher Svidensky, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Aisholpan and her father Nurgaiv. Photo by Asher Svidensky, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Aisholpan. Photo by Asher Svidensky, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Aisholpan. Photo by Asher Svidensky, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Aisholpan. Photo by Asher Svidensky, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Aisholpan. Photo by Andrew Yarme, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Aisholpan. Photo by Andrew Yarme, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv and Aisholpan. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Aisholpan. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Aisholpan. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Aisholpan Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Aisholpan and her father, Nurgaiv Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Aisholpan Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv Photo by Andrew Yarme, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics