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Why The Eagle Huntress Is An Empowering Film for Young Girls

The Eagle Huntress narrated by Daisy Ridley follows the wonderful story of a teenage girl named Aisholpan who becomes the first eagle huntress in Mongolia.

We are introduced to Aisholpan at a boarding school located in a small town miles from her nomadic home because schools are quite far from where she lives. It’s the last day of school for that week and Aisholpan is taken home by her father on his moped. Her family are nomads that live in a simple circular hut in the midst of a vast barren plain edged by beautiful, rocky mountains. Her family consists of Aisholpan’s younger sister and brother, her mother, and her father.

Her father is one of the few remaining eagle hunters in Mongolia. For centuries Mongolian men caught eaglets, raised them, and used them to hunt for food to support their families. Since Aisholpan was a little girl she loved watching her father put on the eagle hunters’ garb and go out in search of food from rabbits to foxes. In fact, it was one of her joys to help her father with his eagle. As she grew older her father allowed her to play with his eagle as he saw her keen interest in becoming a hunter.

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Global Cause Days Round out the Social Good Village at Cannes

The first Social Good Village launched last week at Cannes with film screenings, interviews and live performances.  Global Cause Days are also a part of the Social Good Village festivities providing a deep dive into five topics: nature and environment, education, women’s empowerment, climate and innovation for good.

Today takes a look at Women’s Empowerment with a panel including Alexandre LecouillardCarla Ortiz, actress and producer of the film Olvidados, Virginie Cicco  from Tous contre le cancer, Joanne Reay, Director Terra Mater, Rula Nassar, producer and founder of Imaginarium and Aya Al Balushi , the Founder and Managing Partner of SEAT 26.

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Day 2: Social Good Village at Cannes

Featured Photo: Horyou founder and CEO Yonathan Parienti interviewing YUAN MA & DAKE DONG, directors of Legend of the Rabbits: The martial of fire (China)

Day 2 of the Horyou Social Good Village was marked by a live performance by Carmen Maria Vega. You can watch her performance that was also live streamed yesterday.

At Horyou Village, there is an exhibition area for NGOs to present their causes and how attendees can become involved in their global projects.

“The non-profit world and its initiatives will resonate in Cannes this year, ” said Horyou founder and CEO Yonathan Parienti. “We are very happy to have non-profit organizations from our social network showcasing their contributions at Horyou Village.”

CUI Bao Zhang (NGO stand Paris VIA)
CUI Bao Zhang (NGO stand Paris VIA)

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Social Good Village Opens at Cannes Film Festival

We are happy to be a media partner of Horyou Village, the very first social good village at Cannes Film Festival. The Horyou Village opened last night to great fanfare at Le Grand Hotel.

Chapelier Fou, a traditional electro musical act from France, provided live performances and “Social Good through the Arts” was showcased through five remarkable short films including CNA, Green Bronx Machine, Tous A Table, Amesip, and Ascovime.

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