In the midst of a mythical and beautiful Mongolian landscape, this film follows Kuma, a young Kazak man who wants to fulfill the dream of training his own eagle, just as his grandfather did in the past.
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Kiran Over Mongolia. An eagle in a world forgotten by time
Kuma, a young Kazak man, retraces the steps of his grandfather, a former eagle master, back to the remote mountainous region of Western Mongolia. There, he fulfills his dream of trapping and training his own eagle.
Under the tutelage of a local eagle master named Khairatkhan, Kuma learns not only the ways of hunting with eagles, but also the ways of his own people. The film immerses the viewer in a world forgotten by time.
The Kazaks of Mongolia have been isolated from the West by 70 years of living behind the "Iron Curtain" of Soviet communism.