Directed by: Otto Bell
Narrated By: Daisy Ridley
Running Time: 87mins
A fundraiser for Barwon Heads Coast Trekkers…
This stunning film follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations 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 breath-taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, the film 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 Nurgaiv believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined.