'The Eagle Huntress' Trailer: Daisy Ridley Narrates Empowering Adventure Documentary
The film will feature original music from Sia.
Daisy Ridley and Sia are just two of the high-profile figures attached to the upcoming Eagle Huntress documentary, the official trailer of which has now debuted online.
Ridley, who also serves as an executive producer, narrates the film and the trailer, starting the latter by explaining, "For over a thousand years, the nomads of the Altai Mountains have hunted with Golden Eagles — a precious skill that has traditionally been handed down from father to son. But now a young girl is setting out to become a master eagle hunter."
She's telling the story of 13-year-old Aisholpan, the first girl in her family to become an eagle hunter.
"She's strong. She's brave. And she's a total natural," Ridley says.
The Eagle Huntress not only follows Aisholpan's struggle to train her own eagle, but also her preparation for a male-dominated annual competition with more 70 other hunters.
The trailer flashes some of the other themes within the documentary — like "family" and "tradition" — that are important for those who live in the mountains of northwestern Mongolia.
Otto Bell directed The Eagle Huntress, which premiered at Sundance and hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Oct. 28, expanding nationally in the following weeks.