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: