The eagle huntress

The eagle huntress

DVD - 2017 | Kazakh
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Follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2017
Branch Call Number: KAZAKH DVD 305.23508 Ea34 2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby Digital,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Language Note: In Kazakh dialogue, with English narration; with optional subtitles in traditional Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai
Closed-captioned; Descriptive video

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Tilapia
Dec 10, 2018

Marvelous!

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Liber_vermis
Nov 14, 2018

While it is hard to imagine a feminist revolution breaking out in the traditional society of Mongolia nevertheless this movie is worthwhile watching for the stark scenery, the traditional costumes, and the art of 'falconry'.

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kljenkin1963
Oct 30, 2018

Such a wonderful movie. I watched it 3 times. the 2nd time was with the director's commentary and then again with my mother and sister. Such an incredible true story shot as it happened with no staging or retakes.

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ausnos
Oct 25, 2018

Extraordinary! All the Eagles were majestic. This is a lovely story of a female huntress. Very enjoyable.

CMLibrary catalogs this movie with adult nonfiction, but I highly recommend for kids. It is a refreshing documentary, as much about the family support that the girl receives as the actual eagle competition. And if you love gorgeous scenery on the big screen, take plenty of time to savor the amazing cinematography. (Note for parents with super-sensitive kiddos: there are some scenes with animals being killed or caught by the eagle.)

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readyrisa
Aug 05, 2018

A magnificent movie for everyone! Wow...what an amazing documentary, about an Eagle Huntress! Gorgeous scenery of Mongolia too. Amazing!!!

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bjohns
Feb 11, 2018

Was this a movie or a documentary? It was so realistic, I wasn't sure.

But what I am sure is that everyone should watch this flick, especially young pre-teen girls with their fathers. Though the young girl eagle huntress was the star of the show, her father-trainer was definitely the hero. He did not buckle under societal pressure to not let a girl to train and compete - a true model for all fathers out there.

Don't hesitate - pull up the popcorn and prepare to be amazed and uplifted.

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rslade
Feb 05, 2018

A very simple story, but sweet nonetheless. Particularly recommended for the girls in your life.

Absolutely amazing, beautifully filmed true story about the first female Eagle Hunter/Huntress in this Kazakh clan. Very uplifting story about this young woman who persisted/insisted she could handle the large predatory birds the clans use to hunt foxes. It's also the story of a loving father, an Eagle Hunter himself, who patiently taught and supported his daughter throughout, even as many of the other family/clan (male) leaders did not.

I agree that it is rated G (everyone) but this is a group that hunts (and kills) animals, both wild and domestic. So there are scenes where this kind of activity is actually happening. It's not really all that graphic but if that sort of thing bothers you or if you believe it may disturb small/young children you may want to watch it first before sharing it with them. It should serve as an inspiration for all children though, and especially to girls/young women wanting to do break through the glass ceilings in their own lives.

I also recommend watching the short featurette Capturing The Eagle Huntress AFTER watching the film as it gives more background on the (pretty amazingly coincidental) series of events that led to and helped along with the filming of the documentary.

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wanchain
Jan 23, 2018

Uplifting and humanistic.

Otto Bell and his crew really brought out the humanity of the main character, and her relationship with her surroundings.

It was nice to see how the psychological nourishment from her family as well as her connection with the animals contributed to her success. We don't often see these two important ingredients in our civilized society.

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Mar 15, 2017

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Liber_vermis
Nov 14, 2018

Other: Some foxes are attacked, injured, or killed by trained eagles.

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