Eagle Huntress: Documentary About 13 yo Kazakh Girl, Makes Oscars Short List For 2017 Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences released a short list of documentaries for awards in 2017 on Dec. 6, and The Eagle Huntress was among top contenders.
The Eagle Huntress is a documentary showing the life of Aisholpan Nurgaip, 13-year-old Kazakh girl living in Mongolia. Aisholpan is passionate about learning the centuries-old traditional sport of her ancestors, which has always been dominated by males - eagle hunting.
Nurgaip, born in the family of four, played herself in the film.
The others among top five were: “Weiner,” “13th,” “O.J.: Made in America” and “I Am Not Your Negro.”
This documentary, directed Otto Bell, has been nominated for a Producers Guild Award.
Earlier, Australian singer Sia released her new song "Angel by the wings" that originally featured in Eagle Huntress.