Aisholpan is a 13 year old nomadic girl, and an eagle hunter.

The movie follows her journey to become the first female eagle hunter, a role traditionally reserved for fathers and sons, in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. While breaking the ancient tradition of Mongolia, Aisholpan’s father Nurgaiv believes a girl can do anything a boy can.

As each eagle can only have one master, Aisholpan’s story begins with capturing an eagle of her own…

Directed by Otto Bell. 

The Eagle Huntress is released on December 16.

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Title photo credit: Asher Svidensky