Iris in the Community

Battling an Ocean

''So many stories are hidden here.'' ''Pride is not a celebration, it's a protest.'' ''We are here, we are speaking. We love.'' ''Hear our voices.''

Battling an Ocean explores the 'Queerest place for under 24's', the beautiful Welsh county of Ceredigion.


Niamh Buckland


Iris Prize


Niamh Buckland



Wales, 22 mins

According to the 2021 census data, Ceredigion is home to one of the most prominent LGBTQ+ communities in the UK, but where is everybody?
This documentary delves into the queer representation in Ceredigion, meeting with LGBTQ+ people from the community and looking ahead to a plan for the future of Queer Ceredigion – an exploration of love, pain, and above all, resilience made for and by the people of Ceredigion with Iris Prize Outreach.