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Cabbage

An intimate film made in collaboration with Parnell’s family, Cabbage looks at the complexities of bodily autonomy within an ableist paradigm. Taking place in the months leading up to an international move from Canada back home to Ireland – a country they had to leave a decade prior due to severe cuts in disability services – the film focuses on her brother’s writings using eye tracking technology and her mother’s memories to explore how we shape a sense of self under the pervasive weight of unspoken assumptions and fixed definitions that get placed onto bodies. Dissecting layers of language, agency and power, the film is a subtle examination of how a human life is measured and valued.

Director

Holly Márie Parnell

Countries

Canada Ireland United Kingdom

Year

2023

Premiere

World Premiere

Dialogue Language

English

Primary Contact

Holly Márie Parnell

Executive producer

Flamin Aemi