Daisy Ridley is set to executive produce foreign film The Eagle Hunters, fresh from the runaway success of her starring role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Daisy Ridley had this to say about the film:
“I was deeply moved by Aisholpan’s story and wanted to be a part of this beautiful film,” said Ridley. “I feel audiences and young girls around the world will be as inspired by her story as I was, and I am so proud to share her journey with the world.”
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS is the spellbinding true story of Aisholpan, a 13-year old Mongolian girl who is strives to become the first female Eagle Hunter in 2,000 years of male dominated history. Aisholpan is a real life role model on an epic journey to win victory in a faraway land. Under the tutelage and support of her father and her grandfather, she learns all aspects of this ancient tradition, including taming her very own eaglet and training it for the annual Golden Eagle Festival, which involves competing against male Eagle Hunters from all over the country. She even dreams of hunting in the frozen winters to prove that a girl can do anything a boy can, so long as she’s determined.
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS is making its world premiere this weekend at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, as the first documentary ever to play in the Sundance Kids Premiere section. Aisholpan, herself is making the trek to Park City, Utah all the way from Mongolian together with her family for the festival screenings and to participate in discussions. During the festival, she will also take part in the live eagle demonstrations at the Kimball Art Gallery and a unique photo gallery exhibit of amazing photos taken of her in Mongolia with the eagles at The Eagle Huntress Gallery on Main Sreet.