The 23-year-old British actress garnered critical acclaim as the female lead in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now she's lending her support for another strong female in the film The Eagle Huntress, currently screening at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

The documentary follows 13-year-old girl Aisholpan, whose father and grandfather teach her the ways of training and taming eagles, an ancient tradition which has been dominated by males for 2,000 years.

"I was deeply moved by Aisholpan's story and wanted to be a part of this beautiful film," Ridley says in a statement. "I feel audiences and young girls around the world will be as inspired by her story as I was, and I am so proud to share her journey with the world."

The Eagle Huntress director Otto Bell praises the young star for her turn as Rey in the sci-fi franchise and for her desire to showcase more strong female characters in film.

"Like so many other theater-goers around the world, I was blown away by Daisy's recent portrayal of an empowered female protagonist," he says. "I'm thrilled she'll be bringing that same energy to supporting a real-world heroine who is also on an epic journey to win victory in a far away land."

Super Size Me filmmaker Morgan Spurlock also serves as an executive producer with Ridley.