The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress

Thursday, January 25

Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.

While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined.

The Eagle Huntress Trailer on YouTube

 

Babies

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Thursday, February 8

Filmmaker Thomas Balmès criss-crosses the globe to observe and record the first two years in the lives of four infants and their families.

Ponijao is the youngest of nine children and lives in a village in Namibia.
Bayarjargal’s family lives in Mongolia.
Hattie is a San Francisco couple’s first child.
Mari is the first child of a couple living in Tokyo.

Babies trailer on YouTube

Hometown Habitat

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Thursday, February 22

Hometown Habitat is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.

Featured is entomologist, Doug Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures on the misuse of non-native plants in landscaping sound the alarm about habitat and species loss. Tallamy provides the narrative thread throughout Hometown Habitat.

The message: each individual has the power to conserve resources, restore habitat for wildlife and bring beauty to their patch of earth.

themeadowproject.com/hometown-habitat/

Generation Startup

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Thursday, March 8

GENERATION STARTUP takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit.

Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup.

Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action—with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake.