Set against the majestic backdrop of the Altai Mountains of Northwestern Mongolia, The Eagle Huntress is the spellbinding true story of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who will break 2,000 years of male-dominated tradition to become the first female Eagle Hunter. Under the guidance of her father – a Master Eagle Hunter – she will capture a golden eagle chick from its nest on the mountain cliff and learn the ancient art of hunting foxes on a horse back with the help of a wild eagle. Visually striking, this entertaining and enchanting slice of real-life adventures will engage and please a worldwide family audience.

Geographically the ‘Roof of the World’ is the area with the world’s highest mountains – the Himalayas. Our strand of films takes in Tibet, Nepal, Afghanistan and Mongolia, as cinematically they all contain the same themes and imagery. Of the seven films there are five which are about children discovering the world and their place within it, while surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery on Earth. A young girl wants to defy convention and become an eagle hunter (The Eagle Huntress), two boys need to retrieve their hen so the poor one can use the money to feed his family (The Black Hen), when a movie producer buys a boys favourite camel he sets out to get it back (Celestial Camel) and when a family is about to lose their farm a young boy enters a dangerous horse race to save his families livelihood (Zud). In the developed world our youth can become too concerned with their phones and social status, but in other areas of the world childhood fears and responsibilities can be far greater. Buy any 3 Roof of the World films for £15.

To book tickets visit the Eden Court website, or call the Box Office on 01463 234 234.

  • Rating:8+ IFF
  • Country:USA
  • Year:2016
  • Duration:87 minutes
  • Language:English and Kazakh with subtitles
  • Director:Otto Bell
  • With thanks to Pascala Ramonda