HD Video and CGI
14 mins 05 secs

A hybrid documentary film that follows a Kazakh berkutchi (eagle-hunter) on his journey to tame his wild eagle, Sadak. The film draws upon the unique bond between the hunter and his eagle to provide a meditation on power relations in a world dealing with security crisis and accelerating hyperconnectivity. Oscillating between states of control and submission, berkutchi, Sadak, a judoist, and a border control officer, offer viewers their own bodily interpretations of the constantly shifting power scales.

Written, Directed and Produced by: Alyona Larionova
Director of Photography: Vladimir Ushakov
Sound Recording: Dmitry Boyarin, Anastassiya Samoilova
Sound Design & Mix: Pablo Valverde
Music: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Animation: Maria Margarita J. Moyano, Julian Perez
Voice: Tariye Peterside
Cast: Maria Fillipova, Anna Ermolaeva, Ilia Miloshevich, Eugenie Markov, Anastasya Morgun
Make-up: Valentina Eliseeva
Colorist: Alex Grigoras
Assistant camera: Ilya Podgurskiy

Special thanks to: Berkutchi, Vladimir Zemblevskiy and his eagle Sadak, Judo School Sambo-70