United States. Direction: Otto Bell. Production: Stacey Reiss, Sharon Chang, Otto Bell / Stacey Reiss Productions, 19340 Productions, Kissiki Films. Screenplay: Otto Bell. Photography: Simon Niblett. Edition: Pierre Takal. Narration: Daisy Ridley. Running time: 87 min
LANGUAGE: Kazakh, English / SUBTITLES: Spanish
A teenage girl defies tradition in this documentary set in the Altai mountains of East Mongolia, home for hundreds of years to a Kazakh community with special ties to the golden eagles they raise from an early age and train to hunt. The skill has always been handed down from father to son. But 13 year old Aisholpan, the daughter of an eagle hunter, is determined to follow in his footsteps.