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A girl and her eagle help bridge Mongolian ethnic divisions

Documentary on huntress sparks interest in once-spurned minority

Aisholpan Nurgaiv starred in the 2016 documentary "The Eagle Huntress." (Photo by Odbayar Urkhensuren)

ULAANBAATAR -- Aisholpan Nurgaiv has become famous in Mongolia and beyond as the star of the 2016 documentary "The Eagle Huntress." The film shows 13-year-old Aisholpan, a herder's daughter, succeeding in the male-dominated world of hunting with eagles in the Altai Mountains.

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