Must Watch: Trailer for Inspiring Documentary 'The Eagle Huntress'

August 4, 2016
Source: NatGeo

The Eagle Huntress

Witness one girl's dream take flight. Sony Classics has unveiled the first trailer for The Eagle Huntress, directed by Otto Bell, one of my favorite documentaries out of the Sundance Film Festival this year. The film follows the story of a young teenage girl in Mongolia named Aisholpan, living in the mountains with her family, who becomes the first ever female "Eagle Hunter" in over 2,000 years male dominance in their culture. Beyond telling an inspiring and exhilarating story, the film features some beautiful cinematography of the Mongolian region where she lives. I was totally enamored by this documentary when I first saw it at Sundance, and I've been raving about it ever since. I hope it finds a big audience here in the US and inspires many others. Oh and to top it off, Daisy Ridley narrates the film and helped produce it as well. Don't miss.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Otto Bell's documentary The Eagle Huntress, originally on NatGeo:

The Eagle Huntress Poster

Also read Jordan Raup's review on The Film Stage calling this "one of the year's essential documentaries."

This spellbinding documentary follows the inspiring story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting an ingrained culture of misogyny to become the first female Eagle Hunter in over 2,000 years of male-dominated history. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing important universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity. The Eagle Huntress is directed by filmmaker Otto Bell, making his feature directorial debut after following Aisholpan for two years. He has directed over 15 short documentaries before this. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Sony Classics will open The Eagle Huntress in theaters starting November 2nd this fall.

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