The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress
  • 2016
  • UK / Mongolia / US
  • 87 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Otto Bell
  • Cast: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley (voice)
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13 year old girl, trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Crowd-pleasing documentary which skirts some of the deeper issues, and Ridley's monotonous voice-over doesn't help, but only a cold heart would fail to be stirred by Aisholpan's game-changing story.

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The Eagle Huntress

12 Dec 20163 stars

Daisy Ridley narrates a crowd-pleasing, Mongolia-set documentary following a teenage trailblazer

There are many glass ceilings that are just waiting to be broken. That's the empowering message of Otto Bell's documentary about a young girl's struggle to become the eagle huntress of the title, with the humble heroine rising above gender prejudice in…

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