Cabbage – Holly Márie Parnell

May 01 2023

Monday / Dé Luain

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Venue / Áit

An Díseart
Description: An intimate film made in collaboration with the filmmaker’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.
Year: 2023
Length: 28 mins