Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
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‘The Eagle Huntress’ – Cinefest 2017 Winter Program
Mar 28, 2017 7:00 pm
The Eagle Huntress is the 6th film in the Cinefest 2017 Winter Program at Pynelogs Cultural Centre. Hosted by Columbia Valley Arts Council.
Otto Bell’s stunning documentary follows Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13-year-old girl who becomes the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. It seems impossible to conceive of training wild eagles, with their seven-foot wingspans and razor-sharp talons yet the Kazakh people have been doing so for centuries.
After Aisholpan perseveres in the face of danger and manages to capture her own baby eagle her gifts for understanding allows her to form a lasting bond with the bird. This film is a rare look at one of the world’s last true wildernesses and features remarkable cinematography that is balanced by many intimate moments.
Kazakh and English
There will be a cash bar, light refreshments and popcorn available.
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door:
- Adults – $12
- CV Arts members – $11 (at the door only)
- Age 13 and under – $5
- Inquire about Punch Cards
Doors open at 6:30 PM, film starts at 7 PM.
Note: This event copy for The Eagle Huntress is provided by Columbia Valley Arts.