#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity.
Plot: Follow Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rise to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.
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Hard to believe this beautiful film is a documentary
Filmed in a remote part of Western Mongolia, this beautifully shot film chronicles the coming of age of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who wants to become an Eagle Hunter like her dad, grandfather, and all male ancestors stretching back 12 generations. Her dad is all for it (quite a modern attitude, as it turns out) but custom dictates that eagle hunting (that’s hunting with eagles, not hunting for eagles) is a male undertaking. Girls are too weak, fragile, get cold, etc. The usual explanations why a female can’t do what a male does. However, Aisholpan is fearless. With dad’s help, she climbs up and down a mountain to trap her own eaglet just before it’s old enough to fly away from her. She trains it to hunt with humans. She competes in the local eagle-hunter festival in Ölgii (signage in the film is in Russian and English). All of this takes place surrounded by the beautiful but bleak mountains of the Mongolia steppe, carefully captured on film. (Looks a lot like Death Valley in winter to me.) These people are heroic just going about a nomad’s daily subsistence life that’s obviously hundreds or thousands of years old but adapted to modern times with down parkas, trucks, and motorcycles. Their lives are both far removed and yet arrestingly similar to Western life (minus the Starbucks). They care for their kids, drive, go to school, listen to the news on the radio, read by electricity stored from a solar array set up on a metal pole and a wooden stick.
The point: This movie captures a mostly pre-industrial society coping with 21st-century norms in a modern world, and with little to no extra effort as portrayed in this movie. For example, the film’s Web page on Sony Pictures’ site shows Aisholpan with a Go Pro Hero action camera strapped to her head, which explains where some of the film footage came from.
Billed as a documentary, we presumably see things as they happened. I couldn’t say but nothing much goes wrong in this movie. Mostly, things go very right and the narrative just moves forward. Nevertheless, I was always cheering for Aisholpan, because she’s a most worthy heroine.
The animal slavery.
I remember when this film was considered for the Oscars race. But some people were saying everything from the film was staged, instead of reality. I was like, had no idea what to say for such accusation since I haven’t seen it yet. That’s when I just had watched ‘Brothers of the Wind’, an Austrian documentary style feature film on the almost similar theme. So I had lots of expectation on this one, but now, after watching, in fact, while watching itself got frustrated by it and also very happy it did not make into the Oscars.
I expected a Mongolian tale and yes, it was, but about a Kazakh family. Except the subtitle for the language spoken in the film, there was an English narration that voiced by Daisy Ridley in the background to explain the events properly. Because this is not an interview kind of documentary, but follows a couple of characters to their adventures. Yep, almost entire film did not look like a natural event, but pre-planned. It’s a directional debut for the filmmaker. Definitely he has the capacity, but did not pick the right theme.
It’s about a nomad family living in the nowhere of Mongolian grassland. The film opened with by saying the eagle training art is older than many historic events and its people the region has seen. So this little family has no son since the art is only passed on to them for generations. But the 13-year-old Aisholpan is interested to follow her father’s footstep. That’s where it all begins when she begins her training, following to have her own bird before competing in the biggest annual event in the nation.
I don’t know when the last time I rated a film this low, especially for a documentary film, probably this one is the first. I hated everything about the film since I’m a big animal fan. Lots of people who saw it appreciating without the brain. I wonder, would they all appreciated as well the abduction films like ‘Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story’, ‘Abducted: The Carlina White Story’ et cetera for not revealing the truth, but the crime committed in it, just like an eaglet was abducted in this.
For me it looked like about an animal abuse and animal slavery. Everything they did in the film were for pleasure, for the record, for honour and of course for the film-making. Since humans are civilised and at present in the modern world, we had ended many inhumane practices and this is one of them should be abolished as soon as possible.
If a farmer uses a cattle (domestic animal) in his field means he’s intended to feed the millions. So do you think snatching an eaglet (wild animal) and training it would do the same or any worth. In fact, it is to kill other animals, like the fox. If an eagle hunts a fox in the natural world, that’s very natural, but doing it for human is a big imbalance. DON’T SUPPORT SUCH FILM GUYS. Hats off to the Academy Awards for snubbing it. The competition that showed in the film was good, but I really heart broken when they went on to prove even more than that in the third act.
It is not an inspiring film, but disgusting. If people/animal fans go after on a fiction feature film like ‘Wiener-Dog’ for depicting animal(s) badly, why not this documentary film based on the live- real. Please don’t show it to the little kids. This film joins the list of those a very few I hate badly such as ‘Man vs. Wild’. I regret watching it, but I would have not known such bad practice is still exists in the 21st century. If you are an animal lover like me, stay away from it. Instead, I highly, strongly recommend a beautiful, inspiring, message film ‘Brothers of the Wind’. So totally ignorable film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Genre Documentary, Adventure, Sport
Director Otto Bell
Actors Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv
Country United Kingdom, Mongolia, United States
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award9 wins & 22 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Canon C300 Mark I (Canon Lenses), EOS-1D Mark IV (Canon Lenses), RED EPIC Mysterium-X (Main Camera)
Laboratory Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera, GoPro Hero4 Black, Harbor Picture Company, The Big Edit, New York, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Capture (4K)
Printed Film Format N/A