THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

Rating: G
Length: 87 minutes
Session Times:
RIVIERA FILM FESTIVAL

Genre: Documentary
Rating: G 87' very mild themes
Cast: Daisy Ridley (Narrator), Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rhys Nurgaiv
Director: Otto Bell

Synopsis: Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 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. 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.

Reviews:
"Otto Bell's debut feature documentary could do, despite the narration of Daisy Ridley, with some more explanation. But while Aisholpan and Rys aren't the most giving of interview subjects, the world they inhabit is ripe for visual appreciation"
- The Sunday Age

"In The Eagle Huntress, we have a warm, inviting and highly atmospheric documentary that can be shared by the whole family."
- Herald Sun

"The jaw-dropping backdrop threatens to upstage both the human players and their barely-domesticated birds of prey."
- Daily Telegraph
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