INTO FILM FESTIVAL - The Eagle Huntress
Amongst the isolated Kazakh tribe in the mountains of northwest Mongolia the long tradition of eagle hunting has only been practiced by men for centuries. 13-year-old Aisholpan has other ideas however, determined to follow in her fathers footsteps and take part in the Golden Eagle Festival. Her decision causes controversy amongst older members of the community but Aisholpan is determined to prove them wrong, embarking on a strict program of training with a new eagle and the ever watchful eye of her father. This remarkable documentary captures the astounding beauty of the landscape, introducing audiences to a culture entirely different to our own in warm, insightful fashion. At its heart is Aisholpan: an inspirational, resourceful and courageous female role model.
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Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NE1 6QG
Tue 19 Nov 2019