Ulgii - Golden Eagle Festival - Ashol-Pan and her father (Mongolia)
The Kazakh eagle hunting tradition was always a male-dominated tradition. But nowadays some fathers teach their young daughters the art and skills of the ancient eagle hunter tradition. This year there were 2 young girls at the Golden Eagle Festival. It is great to see that young people still embrace their cultural heritage. Here you can see Ashol-Pan, a 13 year old girl, and her father Nurgaiv arriving at the Golden Eagle Festival. During this festival a big part of the film 'The Eagle Huntress' was recorded by director Otto Bell. This documentary film was released in 2016 and tells the story of Ashol-Pan.