Men and Women
Men and Women

Men and Women

Director Ruth Meehan

Production year 2013

Length 12min.

Country Ireland


Men and Women follows a young girl over her 9th Christmas as her loss of innocence is reflected in her realisation that neither Santa nor relations between her parents are what they seem. She is ‘the girl of a thousand uses’, traipsing after her father Dan around country roads and marts. The girl’s creeping sense of injustice between the men and women in reflected in incidents happening in her family.


Ruth Meehan
Ruth Meehan



Tamsin Lyons


Paul O’Reilly

Director of Photography

Suzie Lavelle

Production designer

Gerard Wallace

Music by

Ronan O’Muirgheasa


Fionan Higgins, Nikki Moss


Ronan O’Muirgheasa


Sophie Scully, Michael Harding, Caitriona Ni Mhurchu, Max Keeley

Production company(ies)

Ink and Light

Ruth Meehan

Ruth Meehan is an Irish Film & Television Academy award-nominated writer and director. She is a graduate of the UK’s National Film and Television School, EAVE and Moonstone development programmes. Over the past decade she has worked for some of the top Irish and UK production companies across television series, documentaries and drama for RTE, TG4, BBC and Canal +. Credits include the human rights series What In The World, The Big Picture & Stealing Beauty and the award-winning Imagining Ulysses. Ruth Meehan has also written and directed a number of short films, which have won over 15 awards between them.


Young Pavee Voices (2001, doc.), Close (2001, short), An Sli Mhor (2002, doc.), Bright Winter (2002, short), Bitter Autumn, When the Red Man Went Green (2002, short), Proteus episode in ‘Imagining Ulysses’ (2004, doc.),What in the World (2004, doc.), Stealing Beauty (2004, doc), No Place Like Home – Cameroon, Art For Sale (2005, doc.), No Frontiers – Antarctic (2005), No Place Like Home – China & Australia (2006, doc.), Diesel in Their Veins, Nios Gaeili... (2006), No Place Like Home - Kazakhstan & Tunisia (2007, doc.), What in the World - Bolivia & Patagonia (2007, doc.), One in Six (2008, doc.), What in the World – Paraguay & Colombia (2009, doc.), The Flying Machine, 21st Century Child (2010, doc.), Lilou (2010, short), Hostile Environment (2011, doc.), What in the World - Bangladesh & Vietnam (2011, doc.), The Measure of a Man (2012, short), Men and Women (2013, short).

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