Higher Ground

Higher Ground' is a short film featuring two hill-farmers, their connection with the land and the connections among the local community. Rural communities worked hard and depended on each other to survive, it was a way of life that fostered strong bonds and rich traditions. The film also touches on the insecurity of life, under the violent oppression experienced in Ireland in the early 1900s.

Director Bio

Nuala Dalton is interested in the fragile, the vulnerable, and how they endure and sometimes thrive, despite the violent forces of life and history.


  • Directed by:Nuala Dalton
  • Produced by:Nuala Dalton
  • Runtime:10 mins
  • Completion Date:December 19, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Non-Fiction
  • Selection:Programme 3
  • Screening Time / Venue:Fri AUG 14
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE

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2020 award winners

2020 Award Winners Announced!

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  • 16 August, 2020

Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Award Winners Announced!

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filmmaker interviews

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  • 12 August, 2020

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