Konki and his family live near Deluun Village, in the Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia, where the last six generations of his bloodline have continued the art and tradition of eagle hunting.
At the age of 29, Konki has spent 21 of his years herding animals as a way to support his family. After the tragic loss of his father two years ago, Konki felt a call to his father’s passion of eagle hunting. This changed the course of his life, allowing him to connect not only with family he’s lost, but the one he still has.
His cousin Onei is teaching him as they travel across the vast, sprawling tundra and majestic mountains of their homeland. He also plans to pass down what he learns to his four-year-old son, Berdibek, who has already taken an interest in the eagles. Konki's new path ensures the continuation of this tradition for both his family and the heritage of his culture.
There are few things more beautiful than discovering who you were meant to be by honoring where you’ve come from. -- Producer | Director : Cale Glendening Cinematographer : Cale Glendening
Editor : Cale Glendening & Chloe McLennan Color : John Carrington Titles : Olaf Blomerus Sound Recording : Max Phillips Voice Over : Odbayar Batchuluun Sound Design & Mix : Defacto Sound defactosound.com
Original Score : Tony Anderson tonyandersonmusic.com
Guide and Translator : Jagaa Bulgaa Explore the Great Altai LLC.
Special Thanks Cory Tran Sasha Leahovcenco RYOT Cheryl Johnson Byambakhuu Darinchuluun
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