PRESENTED BY SCREEN NEXT THE SEA
at Alderman Peel School,Market Lane,Wells NR23 1RB
English and Kazakh with English subtitles.
Dir: Otto Bell, English narration Daisy Ridley
In the remote Mongolian landscape, the nomadic Kazakh people have for generations perfected fox hunting, using trained eagles. It was traditionally an exclusively male sport, but Aisholpan, the 13 year old daughter of a much-garlanded eagle hunter, calmly decides to change all that. Set against the breath-taking 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.
“A joyful, majestic film” – HomaKhaleeli, The Observer.