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Release Date: November 2nd, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 7th, 2017

G|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan's father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she's determined.

Cast: Daisy Ridley

Director: Otto Bell

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Stacey Reiss, Sony Pictures Classics, 19340 Productions, Kissaki Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Love, Family, Fascinating, Cool, 2010s, Quest, Inspiring

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  • Visually, the results are quite often striking, and they are also sharply cut together. But 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. show more

  • A stunning location and a winning character are cannily deployed to create a likeable film in which audiences will need little persuasion to cheer the triumph of the underdog. show more

  • This genuinely affecting film amps up its feelgoodism with spasms of glib dramatics and shamelessly soupy music. show more

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Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)