The Eagle Huntress (U)

The eagle huntress

From the archive

This film was last shown on 13 April 2017

Deep in the snow-capped Altai Mountains of northwest Mongolia, a girl trains to become an Eagle Hunter. It’s a job traditionally handed down from father to son and 13-year-old Aisholpan is the first female in 12 generations to break with convention to tame a golden eagle, to hunt and provide for her family. Shot over a year, this beautiful documentary follows Aisholpan as she conquers tradition and gender rules by becoming the first girl to enter the community’s annual Golden Eagle contest.


Otto Bell
Mongolia, United Kingdom, USA
87 mins
Aisholpan Nurgavi, Daisy Ridley


We use cookies to help us provide you with a better service, but do not track anything that can be used to personally identify you.

If you prefer us not to set these cookies, please visit our Cookie Settings page or continue browsing our site to accept them.