See the Eagle Huntress documentary

The Eagle Huntress (2016) documentary tells the story of a Kazakh girl named Aisholpan, age 13, who lives in Mongolia. Her parents support her goal to become the first female eagle hunter, although some of the older men say women should be home making tea because they get cold and they’re not strong enough to withstand hunting for foxes in the snowy mountains. Aisholpan is the oldest child whose father believes girls and boys are equal. Her mother said she wishes she had more time with her daughter but she wants her to be happy. They’re nomadic herders but carry a solar array for electricity, have a motorcycle and truck, and get news on their radio. The children go to boarding school five days a week. Aisholpan would like to be a physician but now her focus is on her eagle.

 

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