The Kazakhs, an ancient Turkic speaking people who live in Mongolia, may preserve the purest Kazakh culture. More eagle hunters live in this small area than in all the expanse of Kazakhstan.
Kuma, a young Kazak man, retraces the steps of his grandfather who was formerly an eagle master back to the remote mountainous region of his family’s origin. There, in nomadic Mongolia, he fulfils his dream of trapping and training his own eagle. Under the tutelage of a local eagle master named Khairatkhan, Kuma learns not only the ways of hunting with eagles but also the ways of his own people. Set against the staggering and exotic beauty of Mongolia, the film immerses the viewer in a world forgotten by time.
Countries: United States
Duration: 52′ & 86′
Year of Production: 2005
Director: Joseph Spaid
Producer: Joseph Spaid
Official Website: http://www.kiranovermongolia.com
Winner. Best Film on Survival of Indigenous People. Parnu Film Festival
Winner. Gran Jury Prize. Tbisili Mountain Film Festival
Special Mention. Youth Award. Vesoul Asian Film Festival