The Eagle Huntress
Documentary/Adventure/Family, 87 minutes, Kazakh, Rated G
Weekend of March 3 | FRI 2 & 8:30 | SAT 4 & 7:30 | SUN 12 & 6
This spellbinding documentary follows Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.
There’s a spirit that soars in this nature doc about a 13-year-old who becomes Mongolia’s first female eagle hunter in 12 generations. You’ll be hooked.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“The Eagle Huntress” is all at once an inspiring story for children of all ages to believe that they can do anything, a reflection of the unfairness of gender roles and a rare and unique look at a remote part of the world.
Ariel Scotti, New York Daily News