Sundance Institute today completed its feature film lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with the announcement that Eagle Huntress, directed by Otto Bell and produced in association with Shine Global, will be having its world premiere in the Sundance Kids section. The Shine Global team will be in attendance at the festival.
The film follows Aisholpan, a 13 year old nomad girl, as she prepares to take on the all-male, all-grown-up world of Eagle Hunters at the annual Festival in the snow-capped Altai Mountains of North West Mongolia. Through breathtaking and intimate cinematography, this film will frame the universal themes of female empowerment, coming of age, and the onset of modernity.
The Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Boyhood, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Whiplash, Brooklyn, Twenty Feet from Stardom, Life Itself, The Cove, The End of the Tour, Blackfish, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Super Size Me, Dope, Little Miss Sunshine, sex, lies, and videotape, Reservoir Dogs, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious and Napoleon Dynamite. Shine Global’s first documentary War/Dance, directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, won the Best Director – Documentary award at its world premiere at the festival in 2007.