The Eagle Huntress



Date: September 8, 2017

Time: 07:30 pm

Location: Hoke Theatre

Cost: $7/each

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2016 (G) 87 min. UK, Mongolia, USA / Some subtitles
Director: Otto Bell
Cast: Aisholpan, Nurgaív, Daisy Ridley

The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she 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. Set against the breathtaking 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. 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 Nurgaív believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined.


“Thrilling! A movie that expands your sense of what is possible.” – A. O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The season’s most family-friendly female empowerment nature doc.” – David Fear, ROLLINGSTONE.COM

“A breathtaking documentary that shows when we encourage our daughters, amazing things happen.” – Christine Estima, VICE

“One of the most beautifully shot movies I have ever seen.” – Melissa Silverstein, INDIEWIRE