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.
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.
IMDB: 7.62 Likes
The Synopsis for The Eagle Huntress (2016) 1080p
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.
The Director and Players for The Eagle Huntress (2016) 1080p
The Reviews for The Eagle Huntress (2016) 1080p
Reviewed byrogermorris-30149Vote: 10/10/10
Despite the controversy surrounding the legitimacy of this documentary(notably being omitted from the Oscar nominations in its respectivecategory, while still being tipped as a potential front runner), TheEagle Huntress is a decent release that follows the story of(supposedly) the first eagle huntress inAsia, Aisholpan Nurgaiv. Nurgaiv is decidedly keen on entering a localeagle hunting festival at aged 13, before then venturing out into themountains to become a fully-fledged eagle huntress.
Being an eagle huntress entails training a three-month-old eaglet(after taking it from its nest that is), with the eventual outcome ofbeing able to successfully hunt with it, before letting it go afterseven years to complete the "circle of life".
Undeniably, this is a challenging way of life that requires hard workand years to master. Yet the film portrays Aisholpan in a light thatmakes it feel like she is rather too conveniently good at the work andthat she was always capable of achieving the end goal, thus itstruggles to truly resonate when the all-important pinnacle momentsarrive. Whilst it is fair to assume Aisholpan possesses some naturaltalent, we rarely see her fail or train with negativeoutcomes. Exploring this side would certainly have made the film morerelatable, and although Aisholpan is indeed personable, and there aresome moments with a heartening timbre, it is unrealistic to think shedidn't have much of a challenge in her path towards becoming the firsteagle huntress. That is, it is unrealistic to think that there wereno other challenges, disregarding the challenge of gender. It isestablished that eagle hunting is very much a male profession, anaspect battled with constantly throughout the film, which even managesto have comedic impact at times, but unfortunately this gets increasingly repetitive by the end and is not seen to contributetowards any definitive conclusion.
That said, it is wonderful to watch Aisholpan and herfather endeavour through the magnificent landscapes of Asia, as it is asuperbly filmed documentary. This is most definitively one of thefilm's strongest attributes, as it feels often that it relies very muchon nature to tell the story. Arguably it gets away with this, as thestory is easy to follow, yet largely inconsequential; as part ofwestern society, it is pre-determined exactly what we are meant tothink about Aisholpan's ambitions. While on the one hand there is anabsorbing undertone of female empowerment, there is little else to tryand convince us that the conclusion will not be precisely what weexpect.
The Eagle Huntress is a visual spectacle, full of emotion yet not asresonant as it potentially could have been as a short film.
Defying 2,000 years of tradition, 13 year old Aisholpan Nurgaivinspires all around her with her skill, humor and persistence. This isboth an incredible coming of age story and a reminder that we allshould dream big. In the film, Aisholpan and her family introduce us tothe incredible culture and tradition of the Kazakh nomadic herdingpeople who live in the Altai Mountains region of western Mongolia,basically on the border of Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and China. Overthe years this beautiful land, which the film uses drones to capture inall its splendor, has gone back and forth between Russia and China butis now part of independent Mongolia. Although Aisholpan steals the showhere, the narration by Daisy Ridley keeps this exciting true life storyincredibly engaging. I left the film both inspired and in awe. Totalfemale empowerment film! As a proud father of two daughters, I can'twait for them both to see the film again with me!