The Eagle Huntress movie screening and discussion (Boston)
About the Movie
This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernization.
The main goal of the discussion is to create a platform that engages individuals and encourages them to share their views, thoughts and professional experience about the development of women at-large through the lens of the topics raised in the film.
About the experts
Maria Javier Brugarolas – Maria Javier Brugarolas is The President at Kazakhstan Foundation for Cultural Social and Educational Development. Maria Javier combines tools of effective project management and profound knowledge of non-profit capacity building that makes her one of the most committed leaders in women empowerment in Kazakhstan.
Laurie Martinelli – Laurie Martinelli, a Boston resident, has been a leader in the non-profit field for more than 20 years. She ran NAMI Mass for 10 years (National Alliance on Mental Illness), and most recently worked at the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus.
Marhabo Saparova – Marhabo Saparova is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. She is interested in politics of migration and gender in Central Asia and currently is working on the project of transnational migration from post-Soviet Turkmenistan to Turkey.
Elina Doszhanova - treasurer, Board of Directors of the Climate Action Network International - the worldwide network of over Protected content Organizations in over Protected content . Elina Doszhanova is the Director of Public Foundation “Socio-Ecological Fund” - non-governmental environmental organization established in Almaty, Kazakhstan in Protected content improve lives and protect environment in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
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