The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13 year old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunger, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. The story begins after Aisholpan has been training with her father’s eagle for many months. As every eagle can only have one master, the time has come for Aisholpan to capture an eagle of her own.
Science Talk + Falconry Display : Youssef Idaghdour “It takes a genome”
1 PM at Project Space + East Plaza
Philosophers and scientists have debated the relative roles of nature and nurture for centuries. This talk explores this long-standing debate in light of the recent advances in the field of genetics and their applications in avian conservation.
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HONEY RAIN & DUST
86 min / Nujoom Alghanem / UAE / 2016
Aisha, Fatima and Ghareeb are amongst the best known honey specialists in the northern parts of the UAE. Ghareeb has established a bee sanctuary a top of one of the mountains, while Fatima and Aisha prefer to roam the mountains. Meanwhile, the bees are coping with climate change and survival challenges. While integral to the lives of Aisha, Fatima and Ghareeb, the bees may not be able to continue providing for long.
ALSO: Post-screening Discussion
ESCAPE FROM EARTH
Both scientific discussion and science action have long considered that humanity’s future may lie beyond the Earth. In these films, disastrous conditions on the ground are juxtaposed against the chance to leave for space.
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR
How does the inside reflect the outside? Self, image, identity, and physiology exist in complex relationships across the membrane of our skin.
85 min / Antoine Viviani / France / 2016
A surreal vision of the digitized, quantity ed world, drifting from internet innovators to sterile data centers, as poetically narrated by the internet itself. An experimental documentary, the film features interviews with digital luminaries such as computer pioneer Gordon Bell, Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle, Director of Engineering at Google Ray Kurzweil, among others. ALSO: Post-screening Discussion