The Eagle Huntress (U)
This spellbinding documentary 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 handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breath-taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS 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.
Neither Aisholpan nor her father, ever doubt her ability to be as strong or brave as any boy. While she practices an ancient art, Aisholpan’s story is a modern and inspiring one because she represents a world where a young girl’s dreams-no matter how challenging-can come true.
Tickets are £8 and £6 for concessions. Online ticket sales close 10am on the day of the screening.
Friday, August 11th 2017
Doors open at 7.30pm
The show starts at 8.00pm
Running time: 1h 27m
What the critics said:
“With a childish pink bow in her hair, Aisholpan proves to be the most unexpected heroine: small, smiley, strong as a mountain pony and filled with quiet determination.” The Times
“In The Eagle Huntress, we have a warm, inviting and highly atmospheric documentary that can be shared by the whole family.” Herald Sun
“This lovely ode to change (which gets you thinking, not just about gender but all hierarchies) contains two powerful youngsters. It should really be called The Eaglet and her Girl.” Evening Standard
“There’s a spirit that soars in this nature doc about a 13-year-old who becomes Mongolia’s first female eagle hunter in 12 generations. You’ll be hooked.” Rolling Stone