Star Wars 40th Anniversary Hunt
Task 34. A film starring Daisy Ridley
The Eagle Huntress is without doubt a beautiful looking film; the jaw dropping mountains of Mongolia captured perfectly. The story of thirteen year old Girl Aisholpan trying to become an Eagle Hunter, a traditionally male role in the Kazakh tradition is enchanting. The relationship with her father is particularly touching, a clearly very proud man. The sequence where the father and daughter capture her Eagle by scaling the cliff side looks dramatically perilous.
Unfortunately the documentary definitely has more than a whiff of fabrication about it. There are moments that feel staged. Knowledge of camera angles will quickly alert you that not everything is candid. Interviews…