A HIGHLY-rated documentary film is being screened in Keighley.

The Eagle Huntress is the latest offering from Keighley Film Club.

Directed by Otto Bell and narrated by executive producer Daisy Ridley – who shot to fame as Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy – the 2016 film was shortlisted for an Academy Award for best documentary feature, and nominated for the best documentary BAFTA.

The Eagle Huntress follows the story of Aisholpan Nurgaiv, a 13-year-old Kazakh girl from Mongolia, as she attempts to become the first female to successfully compete in an eagle hunting competition.

"Western Mongolia is thought to be the only society where the eagle is trained as a bird of prey to hunt foxes and Aisholpan has learned how to do this from her father," says club spokesperson, Alan Watkinson.

"She has been encouraged to develop an interest as a means of hunting foxes for winter food and clothing.

"Dozens of men meet annually for the competition and Aisholpan is determined to become the first girl to win."

The Eagle Huntress has a U certificate and runs for one hour 27 minutes.

The club screening is at Keighley Picture House on Sunday, November 20, at 6pm.