Her Heart was Full of Hummingbirds

Ana Ramana grows up in a large family in 1960‘s Dublin, Ireland. When she experiences serial sexual violations by her father, a priest, and her godfather, and physical abuse by her brothers’ friends, she learns the necessity of secrets.

When teaching back in Ireland in the summer of 2000, Ana is struck in the skull by a load of lumber flying off a truck. This leads to a Near Death Experience, which profoundly reshapes her way of being.

“She lived by the light of the moon
and her heart was full of hummingbirds”

Ana’s Epitaph from Duet with Hummingbird
by Ana Callan Ramana

Winner, Best Documentary, the 3rd Annual Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival

Female Filmmakers Fuse Best Documentary

Her Heart was Full of Hummingbirds  screened November 14, 2019 at the 3rd Annual Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival in Pasadena, California.

The film was named


Thank you to the festival for this honor.

Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival

See the 2019 Trailer!

Selected to Screen at the Inaugural BZN International Film Festival

BZN International Film Festival Selection

Her Heart was Full of Hummingbirds  was screened at the inaugural BZN International Film Festival! We are delighted to be selected.

The festival was June 7-10, 2018 in Bozeman, Montana.

Her Heart was Full of Hummingbirds 
June 8, 2018 at 10:00 am
MSU- Visual Communications Building, Room 182, Bozeman, Montana

“The BZN Film Festival will spotlight women filmmakers, directors, actors and producers who understand that film is a powerful medium to convey their dreams and passions—and who are ready to take the helm, pioneering projects to change current statistics and elevate women’s visions and voices,” say organizers.


Now Showing…

… a segment for the documentary, Her Heart was Full of Hummingbirds, which portrays an artist and cellist who illustrated Ana Ramana’s book Duet with Hummingbirds .

Cello music will weave hummingbirds and Ana’s story together.

Cello being played

Ana with a Poetry Student

Anna with a Poetry Student

Her Heart was Full of Hummingbirds Trailer

Creating Her Heart Was Full of Hummingbirds

About the Filmmaker

Her Heart Was Full of Hummingbirds is a production of Itty Imprints, LLC.

Past documentaries include:
Two in a Million
The Spirit Behind Bowmer in the Park
A Voice for Preservation
Where Have all the Colors Gone
The Tree of Hope

For more information about the documentary email Cici Brown.

Full Moon with Trees
Ramana sliced Ana’s heart wide open,
and a million hummingbirds
came clattering out, the sky teeming
with ruby and moss and loose feathers.
Ana just could not
pull herself together


Immature Male Ruby-throated-Hummingbird

We would like to thank www.hummingbirdpictures.net and Ron Tate for the photos used in this site.

Hummingbird photo by Ron Tate

Girl on Fire Available on Amazon!

Girl on Fire Available on Amazon!

Girl On Fire is a loosely autobiographical novel based on Ana’s life and the profound transformation that occurred following her accident and near death experience and childhood sexual abuse.

Ana’s prayer is that her story, will inspire others who remain trapped in the prison of their past. She hopes that Girl On Fire and Her Heart is Full of Hummingbirds will offer a loving hand to guide those still suffering from trauma across the threshold to a life of greater light and freedom.

Visit Amazon today and order your copy of Girl On Fire: An Uncommon Love Story .

Girl on Fire Book Cover