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The Eagle Huntress (Documentary – Turkic and English)

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The Eagle Huntress (Documentary – Turkic and English)

The Eagle Huntress (Documentary – Turkic and English)

Aisholpan wants to become an eagle hunter; a prestigious and honorable profession held by few. There is a huge festival when eagle hunters compete each year and Aisholpan is determined to be there. Fathers have trained sons for generations but this year a father will train his daughter. Aisholpan is to be the first female eagle hunter ever at the age of thirteen.

Through interviews with other eagle hunters you know that many feel a female should not be allowed to compete in the festival. That she could never be a real eagle hunter. It’s refreshing to see such a supportive family, especially her father, and the awe he has over each of her successes all the while showing his pride clearly on his face. And the eagle! We are there from Aisholpan capturing the eaglet through to the eagle’s first true hunt and it is breathtaking. The cinematography causes your breath to catch in your throat and the story is just more proof that any driven individual can do anything they set their minds to.

By | 2017-05-05T16:35:48+00:00 February 24th, 2017|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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