Witness one girl’s dream take flight
Set amidst the stunning landscapes of Mongolia’s Altai Mountains, Bafta-nominated documentary The Eagle Huntress is a rousing tale of female empowerment in the unlikeliest of places. Narrated by Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley, its heroine is Aisholpan, a rosy-cheeked 13-year-old Kazakh girl who defies centuries of patriarchal tradition to become an eagle hunter.
First-time director Otto Bell is a little too eager in places to push the viewer’s buttons. But the plucky, modest Aisholpan is utterly charming and the shots of her in action will take your breath away.
Certificate U. Runtime 87 mins. Director Otto Bell
The Eagle Huntress is available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download from Altitude Film Distribution.