Director: OTTO BELL
87 MINS, 2016, MONGOLIA-UK-USA, DIGITAL, SUBTITLED
This film was released 23rd December 2016, and is no longer screening.
★★★★★ Irish Times
★★★★★ Times UK
A stunning blend of ethnography and coming-of-age drama shot on location among Kazakh nomads in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia.
Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley narrates the account of thirteen-year-old Aisholpan, a rosy-cheeked smart student who refuses to accept that only men can maintain her tribe’s eagle hunting tradition, and sets out to train her own eaglet. Using drone technology, first time feature documentary filmmaker Otto Bell achieves epic landscapes along with a highly watchable female lead, whose ambitions, courage and sheer determination soar high with her eaglet in the face of all detractors.
The Eagle Huntress is recommended for audiences of 10 years and older. (Notes by Alicia McGivern.)
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