Ten Leaves Dilated

A household name in the 80s and 90s, Cabbage Patch Kids are plush dolls that are said to be born out of a head of cabbage. The headquarters, located in Cleveland, Georgia, offers an experience where children can watch their dolls being born through a simulated medical birth with store employees dressed as nurses acting out birthing a babydoll from a cabbage patch. Pairing interviews of mothers, doulas, and birth professionals alongside a visual exploration of cabbage birthing myths and fairytales throughout history, Ten Leaves Dilated investigates the modern-day cabbage patch fairy tale and its connection to the lack of candid discussion about birthing in our society.

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Credits

Directors:

Kate E. Hinshaw, Ebony Blanding

Cinematographer:

Kate E. Hinshaw

Editor:

Kate E. Hinshaw

Sound Designer:

Leah Marie Puffenberger

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Kate E. Hinshaw
kateehinshaw@gmail.com
4046928530

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genres:

Documentary, Experimental, Short Film

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English

Runtime:

14 mins