The eagle huntress

The eagle huntress

DVD - 2017 | Kazakh
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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 typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 598.9 EAG NVD
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby Digital,rda
1 videodisc (approx. 87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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bjohns
Feb 11, 2018

Was this a movie or a documentary? It was so realistic, I wasn't sure.

But what I am sure is that everyone should watch this flick, especially young pre-teen girls with their fathers. Though the young girl eagle huntress was the star of the show, her father-trainer was definitely the hero. He did not buckle under societal pressure to not let a girl to train and compete - a true model for all fathers out there.

Don't hesitate - pull up the popcorn and prepare to be amazed and uplifted.

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rslade
Feb 05, 2018

A very simple story, but sweet nonetheless. Particularly recommended for the girls in your life.

Absolutely amazing, beautifully filmed true story about the first female Eagle Hunter/Huntress in this Kazakh clan. Very uplifting story about this young woman who persisted/insisted she could handle the large predatory birds the clans use to hunt foxes. It's also the story of a loving father, an Eagle Hunter himself, who patiently taught and supported his daughter throughout, even as many of the other family/clan (male) leaders did not.

I agree that it is rated G (everyone) but this is a group that hunts (and kills) animals, both wild and domestic. So there are scenes where this kind of activity is actually happening. It's not really all that graphic but if that sort of thing bothers you or if you believe it may disturb small/young children you may want to watch it first before sharing it with them. It should serve as an inspiration for all children though, and especially to girls/young women wanting to do break through the glass ceilings in their own lives.

I also recommend watching the short featurette Capturing The Eagle Huntress AFTER watching the film as it gives more background on the (pretty amazingly coincidental) series of events that led to and helped along with the filming of the documentary.

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wanchain
Jan 23, 2018

Uplifting and humanistic.

Otto Bell and his crew really brought out the humanity of the main character, and her relationship with her surroundings.

It was nice to see how the psychological nourishment from her family as well as her connection with the animals contributed to her success. We don't often see these two important ingredients in our civilized society.

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pokano
Aug 14, 2017

Gorgeously filmed documentary of a 13-yr old girl who breaks the glass ceiling on falconry (with a golden eagle) in the Kazakh portion of Mongolia. Highly recommended!

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jnewday
Jul 13, 2017

Downright wonderful inspiring and uplifting tale. Views of the natural world are stunning.

LPL_EliH Jul 07, 2017

The Eagle Huntress is disarmingly likable. It's a poignant, yet simple, story of female empowerment, family, culture, and nature. Watching monster hawks soar through the Mongolian Steppes make it worth it alone. Daisy Ridley provides apt, low-key narration. There aren't many moments of tension, but that doesn't detract from a unique, enjoyable documentary.

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amysiupingliu
Jun 23, 2017

Choose to watch the film with the Director's commentary. It tells lot of story from behind the scene. I recommend it to all. Good production!

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gomez7
Jun 13, 2017

Truly a film for any age of viewer. Magnificent panoramas of least populated place on earth. Girl has a winning smile and seems older than her 13 years. Story maintains a steady pace, never bogging down. You may want to watch it twice - once reading the subtitles, and once just taking in the beautiful optics of people's faces, clothes, possessions, and nature. Almost forgot to mention, the eagle of the story is MAGNIFICENT!
Even though this film is in the library's juvenile collection, and is appropriate for viewing by those of young ages, it was recommending to me by a 70-something, and my wife and I (two 60-somethings) enjoyed the film immensely. Very highly recommended.

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d0lphin__7
Mar 15, 2017

d0lphin__7 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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