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7:30pm International Film Series: The Eagle Huntress
April 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
I-House and United Nations Association – Davis Chapter co-sponsors the screening of free international films (with subtitles) on the first and third Fridays of each month from September – May. Refreshments are served at 7:30pm, and films begin at 8:00pm. Donations are appreciated. In addition to the United Nations series, I-House offers a variety of mini film festivals throughout the year.
April 6, 2018 The Eagle Huntress (2016, Mongolia/UK/USA, directed by Otto Bell, 87 min.)
This film tells the true story about the amazing achievements of 13-year old Aisholpan who lives in the rugged Altai mountain region of Mongolia where twelve generations of male ancestors have been distinguished eagle hunters. Her quest is to become the first female huntress and while elders in her Kazakh nomadic community frown even on the idea of a girl trying this feat, her father Nurgaiv fully supports his daughter and trains her to ultimately compete in the Golden Eagle Festival. Aisholpan’s endurance, willpower and belief that anything is possible, combined with breathtaking views of steppe scenery and eagles in flight (thanks to drones) as well as interactions among Aisholpan’s family and school friends give viewers a rare opportunity to be transported to a unique location where ancient tradition and modern life intersect. Narrated by Daisy Ridley. (#430)
Selenge Chadraabal, UCD Humphrey Fellow from Mongolia who spoke at UNA’s International Women’s Day program on March 11, will join us to provide a brief introduction to the film.