The Eagle Huntress

Documentary, Adventure, Sport Rated: G 87 min
Saturday, May 6

This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. With the support of her father and grandfather—and plenty of steely determination—Aisholpan captures and tames her own eaglet and trains for the annual Golden Eagle Festival. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verité footage, the film entwines her personal story with the natural world her culture depends on and reveres. A NYT Critic’s Pick.

This all-ages show will screen during May Membership Day, the kick-off event for our month-long May Membership drive. Current, new and renewing members will receive free admission.

“Thrilling. A movie that expands your sense of what is possible.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times
directed by
Otto Bell
Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley (narrator), Rys Nurgaiv
Kazakh, English
United Kingdom, Mongolia, United States