Breath-taking scenery of the mountainous region of Kazakhstan and western Mongolia, accompany a young girl’s aspiration to become an eagle hunter in Film Crews February film show in the auditorium at Wadham School on Friday February 9th at 7.30 pm. Thirteen year old Aisholpan comes from a long line of champion eagle hunters. There is just one problem, all the others in the Nurgaiv clan, spanning 12 generations, have been men.
The awe inspiring and award winning documentary The Eagle Huntress, directed by Otto Bell, follows the Kazakh girl’s extraordinary story as she perseveres to fulfill her dream in a male dominated community. While her father, a two-time champion in the annual Golden Eagle Festival is supportive, the elders are unconvinced that the ancient art of eagle hunting is suitable for a female. They share their views that women are not strong enough and should stay at home in the gers (portable tents similar to yurts) and make tea.
Kazakhstan is one of the worlds largest land-locked countries. The central Asian country experiences sub-zero temperatures in Winter with snow capped mountains visible all year round. Crewkerne’s community cinema showing of The Eagle Huntress offers an opportunity to see the panoramic views off the tourist track while being captivated by this incredible true story. Visitors can attend an individual film for £6 payable when doors open at 7 pm. For membership enquiries, please contact Joan Clemow on 01935 822656.