Anima, a film by Colm Mullen exploring Marie Brett’s research on death and care, will be screened at the Wexford Documentary Film Festival 2017. The film was funded through the 2016 artsandhealth.ie Documentation Bursary. The screening will take place on Saturday 23 September at 1.45pm as part of the ‘Films Off-Site & Shorts’ programme.
In Anima, visual artist Marie Brett explores questions relating to our understanding of death and dying in contemporary Ireland through personal accounts and interviews with scholars and healthcare professionals. The conversations span medical, philosophical, folkloric and legal perspectives, offering an insight into the intimate and privileged moments of the artist/participant encounter.
Marie’s research project Whispers? took place in collaboration with St Francis Hospice, UCD School of Social Sciences and Law and The National Folklore Collection.
The Wexford Documentary Film Festival is taking place from 22-24 September at the Stella Maris Centre in Kilmore Quay.