Homage To The Mineral Of Cabbage

A stop motion short directed and animated by Stephanie Dudley.

Based on the poem “Homage to the Mineral of Cabbage” by Erín Moure, from her book, Little Theatres.

The film Little Theatres is an interpretation of what Little Theatres are. It is an exploration of layers: layers of space, and layers of words, both spoken and written. The exploration begins and ends with a simple cabbage.

Stop motion is the medium here, showcasing a world of miniature, handmade sets and puppets, that are animated one frame at a time. The film’s voiceover is in the poem’s original language, Galician. Its translation is contained within the film. The English words unfold as graphic elements within the scenes, as the poem is being spoken.

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