The Eagle Huntress
Dir. Otto Bell. UK/Mongolia, 2016. 1h 27m. Kazakh/subs. Starring Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rys Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley
This heartwarming documentary follows Aisholopan, a 13-year-old girl training to be the first female in her family to enter the national eagle hunting championship. Set against the breathtaking scenery of the Mongolian mountain range, our rosy-cheeked heroine combats generations of conservative patriarchy to achieve her dreams. English actress Daisy Ridley narrates this uplifting and inspiring film.
‘With a childish pink bow in her hair, Aisholpan proves to be the most unexpected heroine’ ★★★★★ Kate Muir, The Times
‘Otto Bell's beautiful, cinematically innovative documentary ... strikes at the very heart of our primal instincts to strive and succeed.’ ★★★★ Rebecca Speare-Cole, Little White Lies