If they had said it was 'based on a true story' or it was a 'dramadocumentary' I'd have given it 8 out of 10, but they didn't. They saidit was a documentary. I don't think it is, unless you accept Grierson'sdefinition of documentary as "creative treatment of actuality". Butdoes anyone today think that Nanook of the North is a documentary?
The Eagle Huntress (2016) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Eagle Huntress (2016) 1080p
Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle huntress.
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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. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.
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Reviewed byrichardmelman-64797Vote: 3/10/10
Filmed in a remote part of Western Mongolia, this beautifully shot filmchronicles the coming of age of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who wantsto become an Eagle Hunter like her dad, grandfather, and all maleancestors stretching back 12 generations. Her dad is all for it (quitea modern attitude, as it turns out) but custom dictates that eaglehunting (that's hunting with eagles, not hunting for eagles) is a maleundertaking. Girls are too weak, fragile, get cold, etc. The usualexplanations why a female can't do what a male does. However, Aisholpanis fearless. With dad's help, she climbs up and down a mountain to trapher own eaglet just before it's old enough to fly away from her. Shetrains it to hunt with humans. She competes in the local eagle-hunterfestival in Ölgii (signage in the film is in Russian and English). Allof this takes place surrounded by the beautiful but bleak mountains ofthe Mongolia steppe, carefully captured on film. (Looks a lot likeDeath Valley in winter to me.) These people are heroic just going abouta nomad's daily subsistence life that's obviously hundreds or thousandsof years old but adapted to modern times with down parkas, trucks, andmotorcycles. Their lives are both far removed and yet arrestinglysimilar to Western life (minus the Starbucks). They care for theirkids, drive, go to school, listen to the news on the radio, read byelectricity stored from a solar array set up on a metal pole and awooden stick.
The point: This movie captures a mostly pre-industrial society copingwith 21st-century norms in a modern world, and with little to no extraeffort as portrayed in this movie. For example, the film's Web page onSony Pictures' site shows Aisholpan with a Go Pro Hero action camerastrapped to her head, which explains where some of the film footagecame from.
Billed as a documentary, we presumably see things as they happened. Icouldn't say but nothing much goes wrong in this movie. Mostly, thingsgo very right and the narrative just moves forward. Nevertheless, I wasalways cheering for Aisholpan, because she's a most worthy heroine.
Not only does this film trace the remarkable achievements of theteenage girl Aisholpan who handles very major challenges in achievingthe goal of becoming the first female ever to become a successfulhunter using the eaglet she has trained from a nestling, but it alsoportrays the life of Kazakh nomadic herders in the Altai region ofMongolia better than any of the other Mongolian herder films I haveseen (even the Weeping Camel, which was also outstanding). I havetravelled in this area of Mongolia and the adjacent part of Xinjiang inChina - it is a very tough environment for the people who live there,and making such a technically difficult film must have beenextraordinarily challenging. The scenes where Aisholpan captures hereaglet and where the eagle catches its first fox are breathtaking, andthe scenes showing the interactions among these very traditional peopleof the Altai region are so totally realistic the film makers must haveestablished very good relationships with them first.