December 26th, 2016 by PRatt
January 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm

(Mongolia/US, 2016) Directed by Otto Bell. Music by the Jingle Punks. With: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Rhys Nurgaiv, Kuksyegyen Al- magul, Boshai Dalaikhan. Narrator: Daisy Ridley.

Who rules the world? Girls like Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a fierce 13-year-old living in a remote Mongolian village, who dares to take part in a 2,000 year-old all-male competition: hunting wild game with the help of a trained golden eagle. This thrilling documentary set in the starkly beautiful Altai Mountains shows life at its most primal and vitally dramatic. As Aisholpan finds, rears, and trains her eagle to hunt foxes and rabbits on the frozen Central Asian steppes, she takes each challenge with a fearless intensity. The first film by Otto Bell explores the life of a girl in an ancient nomadic culture with nothing less than respect. “Aisholpan is one of life’s trailblazers – hardwired inside her is the belief that girls can do anything boys can; and she’s got the iron will to prove it.” – Cath Clarke, Time Out. 87 min.

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