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FREE Film Screening for Active Volunteers

By Paige Grand Pré, Education Communications Associate 11.15.16

As a token of our appreciation for all your hard work on behalf of the JBFC, we are pleased to invite all our active volunteers to a free screening of a brand new film, The Eagle Huntress, on Friday, November 18 at 12:15pm, preceded by a reception with light refreshments for all.

In this engaging and unique documentary, “Aisholpan is a 13-year-old striving to overcome 2,000 years of history to become the first-ever female eagle hunter in northwestern Mongolia. In this most remote part of the least populated country on earth, eagle hunters are living examples of an exquisitely preserved tradition steeped in a deep respect for nature, forming deep, lasting bonds with the giant birds. With the support of her father and grandfather—and more than her fair share of steely determination—Aisholpan captures and tames her own eaglet and trains for the annual Golden Eagle Festival. Her next step is to hunt the animals that are vital to her people’s survival in the frigid winter, which will prove that she and her eagle can do anything the males can. Full of breathtaking photography of the Mongolian landscape, this is a spellbinding true story of female empowerment in a culture that’s deeply entwined with the natural world.”

The reception will begin at 11:30am in the Jane Peck Gallery at the JBFC Theater and the screening will begin at 12:15pm. If you plan to attend the reception and screening, please RSVP by completing the requisite google form. In the event of overwhelming response, tickets will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

We hope to see you there!