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The Eagle Huntress (2016)

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Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 9 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.

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Witness one girl's dream take flight See more »


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16 December 2016 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$52,574, 6 November 2016, Limited Release

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$3,169,211, 12 May 2017
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Daisy Ridley saw an early cut of this film, and loved it so much that she wanted to be a part of it. She is now credited as an executive producer. See more »

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Angel by the Wings
Music By Greg Kurstin, Sia
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The best documentary I've seen
26 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

As this story is about a young Mongolian girl who is pursuing her dream to become a traditional Eagle Huntress like her father, you might be inclined to believe the main plot is about emerging feminism in modern Mongolia. But the true story is something much more magical. A traditional father who loves and supports his daughter, and a loving daughter who holds her father in the highest regard as a teacher. Nothing could be more true and touching, as he encourages her to be whoever she dreams to be.... a girl who wears bows in her hair, laughs with her friends, and can ride a horse and tame an eagle as good as any man on the steppe. A must watch.


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