Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Eagle Huntress

Aisholpan Nurgaiv and her eagle
I just got home from my morning adventures. No, not with an eagle, but a nice walk with the ladies and then a documentary playing at our local independent theater: The Eagle Huntress. It's about this 13-year-old Kazakh who was raised in a family of eagle hunters. It's not something that girls are usually allowed to do, but her father and grandfather were one hundred percent behind her and helped her capture and train her own eagle. The documentary is wonderful, for many reasons, but the photography (with the use of drones and GoPro cameras) shows the amazing Mongolian countryside, as well as the trials and tribulations she faced to become a true eagle huntress. Here's the video:

I enjoyed it for many reasons, but the best part is watching this young girl who decided that nothing was going to make her happy except this pursuit, and her family's support of her efforts. Not to mention having to do it in -40°F conditions! If you get a chance to see it, I highly recommend it.
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17 comments:

  1. Oh wow. What an incredible experience/life. I am not a movie goer, but if I get the chance I will certainly watch this. Thank you.

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  2. It is so wonderful to see a young girl set her mind on learning a skill and then to see her family support and help her like that, especially a skill that is usually limited to boys. That sounds like a wonderful documentary!

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  3. Just watching the short video clip is wonderful!

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  4. Thanks for the movie recommendation. This looks like a film I would like.

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  5. sounds like a great story from a part of the world where women are so controlled.

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  6. That looks like an amazing story! The look on her face says it all.

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  7. On my saved list on Netflix. Looks like my kind of movie. :)

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  8. It is wonderful to see girls pursuing their dreams, isn't it?

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  9. Love to see women world wide going after their dreams. Times are a changing thank goodness.

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  10. Sounds VERY interesting indeed!!
    Hey? Another selfie for your profile photo? You go girl!!

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  11. The video clip is beautiful. I shall see this, as I do enjoy this type of film. Thanks DJan, and have a wonderful day. It's -23 here tonite.....brrrrrr

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  12. What terrific landscape! That must be a wonderful movie to see. We have not been to a movie in 2016 because Jim does not understand much, but with that movie he could just look at the pictures and would not need the narrative much.

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  13. The photography is absolutely breathtaking. What an amazing young girl. They are such an amazing people.

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