The Eagle Hunter's Son DVD
Twelve-year-old nomad Bazarbai lives in the Altai mountains on the border between Mongolia and Kazakhstan. He is reluctant to follow the family line of highly-skilled eagle handlers and dreams of living in Ulan Bator, a large city that he associates with wealth and glamour. When his brother is given the opportunity to move to the city, Bazarbais sense of abandonment is rewarded by a trip to a renowned Eagle Festival. The disappearance of his fathers prized eagle kick-starts a chain of events that lead to a journey of initial temptation and then self-discovery for our young hero. As he pursues the prized eagle, he is forced to confront his position in life and learn the value of loyalty, tradition and heritage. Powerful and moving, The Eagle Hunters Son is very much in the tradition of Mongol, The Story of the Weeping Camel and The Cave of the Yellow Dog which conveys poetry, rough beauty and genuine wisdom that appeals to children and adults in the best sense of substantial, edifying family entertainment. Intimate yet powerful, this superbly well-crafted feature is a thrilling and emotional story about redemption, reconciliation and resolution, shot in the sumptuous landscapes of Mongolia.