The Eagle Huntress

87 mins
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Documentary following a 13-year-old Mongolian girl as she embarks on a journey toward acceptance in the male-dominated arena of falconry.... More

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The Eagle Huntress | Ratings & Reviews

"Directed by Otto Bell, documentary The Eagle Huntress tells the story of Aisholpan, a 13 year-old Kazakh girl competing to be the first female eagle hunter in Mongolia. She’s up against a bunch of crusty old guys who would much rather she stayed home and milked the goats, so it’s no mistake that Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) steps in to narrate the astounding story – another woman all too familiar with making a lot of grown men scream-cry at the changing world."

Flicks, Alex CaseyFlicks

"A 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl breaks a traditional role's gender barrier in this entertaining documentary."


"You want to know more about what Aisholpan is thinking behind that shy determined smile. But that’s not her way. You can imagine her as the gutsy heroine of a Disney animation."

Time OutTime Out

"More skilful docs get away with more ingenious cheats than this, which doggedly insists that Aisholpan is proving herself to everyone, and dangles proofs it doesn’t even need."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Even if Aisholpan’s training is for the camera, it doesn’t make it any less extraordinary. Especially in this remarkable environment, captured in breathtakingly crisp digital video."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"This a beautiful and gentle documentary, well, except for a sacrificial killing of a goat and fox, and is filled with stunning landscapes."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"As unlikely as it is enchanting, "The Eagle Huntress" tells its documentary story with such sureness that falling under its sway is all but inevitable."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"There’s a nagging suspicion throughout that there’s been more preparation for especially the set-pieces than would normally be the case on a documentary."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

The Eagle Huntress | Details

G, Very mild themes
Adventure, Documentary, Kids & Family, Sport
Country of origin
UK, Mongolia, USA

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