The Eagle Huntress

7 Feb 2018

Director: Otto Bell

Mongolia, UK, USA


84 min

For two thousand years, the Kazakh people of Western Mongolia have practised a tradition of hunting with golden eagles. Rather than conform to traditional female roles, young Aisholpan is determined to follow in her father’s footsteps as an Eagle Hunter, providing for her family and competing in the all-male Golden Eagle Festival. With guidance from her father and grandfather, Aisholpan must learn all the aspects of falconry to compete and gain acceptance. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe and with exceptional cinematography, this outstanding story of success against the odds has a remarkable, empowered heroine at its heart.

BAFTA Nominated 2017