OSHA, THE FALCONER

This short documentary follows a mother (Aysha) and daughter (Osha) as they travel through the desert hunting with falcons, the traditional Emirati method that has been passed down through the generations.

 

Osha is the youngest female falconer in the Emirates, practicing a tradition that is male-dominated. Ever since she was a young girl, Aysha (the mother) knew her daughter was different. Unafraid of the magnificent hunting falcons, Osha treats her falcons as family.

 

Set in the stunning empty quarter of the United Arab Emirates this film sheds light on a rarely seen world. For too long, falcon hunting has been a masculine sport and this young woman is out to break down the gendered barriers and become an even greater falconer than her mother.

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