The Eagle Huntress | 2016

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan is a young eagle huntress in Mongolia, participating in a tradition usually limited to males.
Director: Otto Bell
Writers: N/A
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations | full awards »


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Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan's father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she's determined.