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THE EAGLE HUNTRESS

by Otto Bell

synopsis

The Eagle Huntress is the spellbinding true story of Aisholpan, a 13-yearold Mongolian girl who is striving to become the first female Eagle Huntress in 2,000 years of male-dominated history. This young Muslim nomad longs to prove that “a girl can do anything a boy can, so long as she’s determined”. First she must convince her father Agalai – a Master Eagle Hunter – to train her in this ancient art that has been passed down from father to son for countless generations. The story unfolds against the backdrop of the Altai Mountains in northwestern Mongolia; the most remote part of the country, where for far too long women have been seen as “too weak” or “too fragile” to hunt with an eagle. Aisholpan is out to prove them wrong.

original title: The Eagle Huntress
country: United Kingdom, United States, Mongolia
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Otto Bell
film run: 87'
release date: GB 23/12/2016, FR 5/04/2017, IT 31/08/2017
cinematography by: Simon Niblett
film editing: Pierre Takal
music: Jeff Peters
producer: Otto Bell, Sharon Chang, Stacey Reiss
production: 19340 Productions, Kissaki Films [US], Stacey Reiss Productions [US]
distributor: ARP Sélection, Altitude Film Entertainment Distribution

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main awards/selection

Sundance Film Festival 2016 
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016 
Toronto International Film Festival 2016 
BFI London Film Festival 2016 
Rome International Film festival 2016 
Chicago International Film Festival 2016 
Denver Film Festival 2016 
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