Thursday, January 26, 7:30 pm, Galaxy Cinemas

The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress

  • Otto Bell
  • 87 minutes
  • 2016
  • UK, Mongolia, USA
  • Thursday, January 26, 7:30 pm, Galaxy Cinemas
Sponsored by GreenUP
People's Choice Award for Documentary Film, Denver International Film Festival 2016; Golden Starfish Award for Documentary Feature, Hamptons International Film Festival 2016; Valley of the Docs Audience Award, Mill Valley Film Festival 2016; Oscar Nomination Shortlist, 2016

13-year-old Aisholpan defies gender norms and chases her eagle-hunting dreams!

The Kazakh people of Mongolia are the faithful keepers of a sacred practice – eagle hunting. At 13 years old, Aisholpan has complete confidence in her ambition to become the first female bürkitshi in 12 generations. Undaunted by the seven-foot wingspans and razor-sharp talons of the fastest-moving animals on Earth, Aisholpan captures and trains an eaglet, then becomes the first girl to compete at the Golden Eagle Festival. Soon she is riding deep into frigid mountains and traversing perilous landscapes toward the pinnacle of an ancient tradition. Experience one of the world’s last true wildernesses through stunning cinematography and the story of an extraordinary young hero.

This screening is a feature film, and requires an individual ticket: