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Vera Farmiga takes on director's role in Higher Ground

25 August 2011 Last updated at 03:13 BST

Talking Movies hears from American actress Vera Farmiga who is making her directorial debut with the film Higher Ground.

The film, in which she also stars, tells the story of a religious woman who is questioning her faith.

Tom Brook met the Hollywood actress to find out more.

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