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Aisholpan Nurgaiv Narrated by Lowri Morgan

Aisholpan Nurgaiv Narrated by Lowri Morgan

Update: 2019-04-305
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Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived where snowy peaks scraped the sky. Her name was Aisholpan. For generations, Kazakh nomads in Mongolia raised golden eagles to hunt. Aisholpan’s father was one of the best eagle hunters, so she asked him to teach her everything he knew. Despite the danger, she caught and trained her own eagle in the icy Altai mountains. She became the first woman to enter the Golden Eagle competition—and win!—inspiring female eagle hunters for years to come.



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About the Narrator:

Lowri Morgan is an accomplished broadcaster, ultra-athlete and motivational speaker. She has competed in some of the toughest endurance races in the World, lived with indigenous tribes and become one of just 100 people to dive to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean to visit the wreck of Titanic. As a result she has won numerous awards including: Best Presenter and Producer (BAFTA Cymru), the Spirit of the Festival Award (Celtic Media Festival), and winner of the Media Category (National Adventure Awards).


Credits:

This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli, Joy Fowlkes, and Meg Murnane, with writing by Alexis Stratton and narration by Lowri Morgan. Jestine Ware edited all scripts and Janice Weaver fact-checked all scripts. Sound design and original theme music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer. Special thanks to Clio McClure who coordinated all credit recordings and narrator donations.

Resources:
The Eagle Huntress (2016 film)
When the Hunt is Over: Culture and Conservation in Kazakh Eagle Falconry by Nolan Ebner (Independent Study Project Collection)
Eagle Huntresses Challenge the Patriarchy in Mongolia by Zigor Aldama (Post Magazine)
Mongolia’s Lost Secrets in Pictures: The Golden Eagle Hunters by David Baxendale (Lonely Planet)
Kazakhstan’s Eagle-Hunters by Ian MacWilliam (BBC)
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Aisholpan Nurgaiv Narrated by Lowri Morgan

Aisholpan Nurgaiv Narrated by Lowri Morgan

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