Date of Footage: 30 August 2017
Place: Issuk-Kul vicinities
Duration in Minutes: 27 min 23 sec
Name of Provider: Vadim Romanov
Copyright Owner: Kyrgyzfilm, Sagynbek Ishenov
A Soviet documentary on falconry in Kyrgyzstan. Directed by Sagynbek Ishenov in 1990 for the studio Kyrgyzfilm. Ishenov also made a companion film, “The Falconer”, about a Russian hunter from Kyrgyzstan. “The Eagle Hunter”, or “Berkutchi”, focuses mostly on the methods of the sayatchi, Kyrgyz specialists in capturing birds of prey.